Abstract: A non-denominational but distinctly American view of morality and ethics, written by the President of the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon).
Keywords: book review, religion, virtue, morality, ethics, love marriage family, honesty, civility, learning, forgiveness, mercy, thrift, industry, gratitude, optimism, faith.
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Title: Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes
Author: Gordon Bitner Hinckley, Mike Wallace
Foreword: Mike Wallace
Publisher: Random House
Date Published: January 2000
ISBN: 0812933176
LOCN: BX8656.H57 2000
Dewey: 241'.4 -- dc21
Pages: 193
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Foreword by Mike Wallace

Introduction: The Secularization of America

Part One: The Ten Virtues

1: Love: The Lodestar of Life

2: Where There is Honesty, Other Virtues Will Follow

3: Making a Case for Morality

4: Our Fading Civility

5: Learning "With All Thy Getting Get Understanding"

6: The Twin Virtues of Forgiveness and Mercy

7: Thrift and Industry: Getting Our Houses in Order

8: Gratitude: A Sign of Maturity

9: Optimism in the Face of Cynicism

10: Faith: Our Only Hope

Part Two: The Guardians of Virtue

Marriage: What God Hath Joined Together

The Family: We Can Save Our Nation by Saving Our Homes

Epilogue: The Loneliness of Moral Leadership


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