In Love, Justice and Truth
Barry Long Books
Barry Long's approach to parenting includes not only love for the child, but practical ways of bringing truth and justice into the family. He explains that what children also need from parents is the example of an honest and responsible life. To introduce truth, teach the child to observe the fact of the world. To introduce justice, ask of the child only what you are prepared to do yourself. He also has radical things to say about the development of the personality and the encouragement of imagination. The book is compiled from conversations with parents, so it is possible to understand Barry Long's approach in the actual circumstances of the many families who shared their problems with him. Their experience gives readers a complete picture of the benefit that harmony in the home brings to the next generation.
Barry Long had two children by a first marriage and cared for his stepsons in two subsequent partnerships. He had lived a family life and, by the time he became known as a spiritual teacher, he was well-equipped to answer the questions that parents in his audiences would ask about bringing spiritual values into the home. The parenting and education of children was a subject dear to his heart.