Moral Compass: Stories for a Life's Journey

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Simon & Schuster, Oct 10, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 832 pages
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Featuring performances by: William Bennett, Elayne Bennett, Stephen Collins, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Megan Gallagher, Charlton Heston, Simon Jones, Rita Moreno, Tonya Pinkins, Richard Thomas, and Betty White.
More than two million readers and listeners have used William Bennett's "The Book of Virtues" to help their families learn the essential traits of good character. Now his inspiring and instructive volume, "The Moral Compass, " offers more examples of good and bad, right and wrong, in great works from literature and in exemplary stories from history.
Organized by the stages along life's journey, "The Moral Compass" moves from the first character lessons taught in the home to the countless choices that call the virtues into play. The stories and poems continually serve as reference points on a moral compass, guiding the reader through the ethical and spiritual challenges along the pathway of life: leaving home, entering into marriage, easing the burdens of others, nurturing one's children, and fulfilling the obligations of citizenship and leadership.
Offering well-known examples from Western history and mythology along with tales and folklore from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, "The Moral Compass" is an indispensable guide for the family to meet the challenges of life at any age.

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Great Compilation of Value based stories

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We gave our children each a compass also purchased on Overstock and introduced this theme of True North and the Moral compass we all must follow. We use this for daily devotional ideas Read full review

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A compilation of stories from ancient times to modern and coming diverse areas of the globe. The best stories tend to be from great writers like Tolstoy, Dickens and Chekov the retellings are a hit ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION ll
12
Two INTO THE WORLD 131
19
THREE STANDING FAST
247
FOUR EASING THE PATH
365
FIVE MOTHERS AND FATHERS
436
HUSBANDS AND WIVES
483
Six CITIZENSHIP AND LEADERSHIP
595
SEVEN WHAT WE LIVE BY
700
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About the author (1995)

William J. Bennett served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Bush and as Secretary of Education and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Reagan. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Williams College, a doctorate in political philosophy from the University of Texas, and a law degree from Harvard. He is the author of such bestselling books as The Educated Child, The Death of Outrage, The Book of Virtues, and the two-volume series America: The Last Best Hope. Dr. Bennett is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett's Morning in America. He is also the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute and a regular contributor to CNN. He, his wife, Elayne, and their two sons, John and Joseph, live in Maryland.

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