In The Shadow Of The Moons: My Life In The Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Family. by Nansook Hong Little, Brown & Co. Boston, New York, Toronto & London. Nansook Hong. In the Shadow of the Moons: My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moon ‘s Family. New York: Little, Brown, and Company, pp. $ Synopsis: Hong, who arrived in the U.S. from Seoul as a year-old bride handpicked by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon for his son, shares her story of 14 .

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All the same, it’s a fascinating read — more a historical document or testimony than a fully-fleshed memoir. Effector Theme by Pixel Union. Hyo-jin Moon jailed for 90 days for failing to pay Nansook Rhe as ordered by the court. This book does cover some theology, but it is primarily the story of one woman’s life in the Unification Church.

Signatures of a Shadow Biosphere. Hyo Jin insisted we have sex. Eye open information for hard worker members. Then, I was only fifteen, a naive schoolgirl eager to serve her God. To think with a free mind, a healthy skeptic mind.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Isamu Yamamoto, covered just the Unification Church’s theology from a Christian perspective. She references the tbe poverty of her family, trying to make ends meet after escaping the church. What happened is a real deal. An interesting read about some of the inside workings of Reverend Moon’s social empire.

Nansook Hong: In the Shadow of the Moons: My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Family

I had to flee for their sake, as well as my own. Jun 20, Alex Lee rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 19, Martin Tbe rated it really liked it. It did not take very long for him to finish, but for hours afterwards, my insides burned with pain. A successful encounter ends with the tourist agreeing to attend a lecture or meeting.


In the Shadow of the Moons: My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Family

Life on the Moon? She did a great job and I am glad she is living a better life now that she got away from them!

Worse still was the hypocrisy she witnessed in the lives of the Moon family, who claimed to be sinless, but indulged in adultery, illicit drugs, and eventually physical violence. I was born to my faith. He’s incredibly wealthy and moins influential with people like the former prez George Bush and Barb speaking at his functions and groups like the ACLU lobbying for his religious freedom in the USA.

A terrible story about abuse and how out of hand people can get if they’re above critisism.

Trivia About In the Shadow of Born in South Korea to deeply religious parents, Nansook was hand-picked at age fifteen by the Reverend Moon to marry his son, Hyo Jin, the heir to Moon’s spiritual and economic empire.

If I fled, would the church track me down to silence me?

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He licked her blood off of his fist and said: The Moons felt they were above everybody else and lorded it over them. Because of this, she had access to all the big players in the Unification Church, and provides insig While a little slow at the start — covering the history of the church and some background on Rev Moon — the book eventually picks up. You learn a good thing but never see the thing behind the scene.


Hadn’t I forgiven Hyo Jin when honb took a lover on the day I brought our newborn son home from the hospital? Juicy bits of questionable truth have been added to make the story more interesting while truths are omitted or skewed.

Nansook Hong

He made me sweep up the spilled white powder from the bathroom floor even as he continued to punch me. Moon’s own kids are totally dysfunctional with the exception of his eldest daughter Je Jin. He told me what to do, what to touch. Nansook tell all the true with humbleness and honestly heart. Long after the household fell silent, I paced the halls and familiar rooms of the mansion, praying and weeping softly.

I’ll kill this baby!!! This could be a criticism of the religion or of the culture or both. She’s the only one in that entire family with any honesty and integrity. Haunting and well-paced, among the best cult memoirs I’ve read. Dustin rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Kelsey rated it liked it Oct 10, Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Support our work https: Charlie rated it really liked it Oct 04, Views Read Edit View history.

Refresh and try again. It is the true story of Nansook Hong, a woman who was born into the Unification church.

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