“Moral education—the training of heart and mind toward the good—involves many things. It involves rules and precepts—the do’s and don’ts of life with others—as well as explicit instruction, exhortation, and training. Moral education must provide training in good habits. Aristotle wrote that good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”
William J. Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
The premise of Bennett’s books is quite simple: “The purpose of this book is to show parents, teachers, students, and children what the virtues look like, what they are in practice, how to recognize them, and how they work.” (1)
To provide a moral compass for the young, Bennett utilizes stories from the Bible, American history, poems, fables, Greek myths, philosophy, fiction, and fairy tales to teach the virtues of self-discipline, compassion, responsibility, friendship, work, courage, perseverance, honesty, loyalty, and faith.
The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories is a book you and your family can read and learn from together.
(1) Bennett, William J. (1993). The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories. New York: Simon & Schuster