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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The Moons engaged in the trafficking of a 15 year old bride to their sex and drug addicted son, and then told her that it was her fault that she was beaten and spit on. Didn’t I enjoy it?

She is committed to full obedience to this second “Messiah. My brother was sucked into the Moonies more than 30 years ago at a time when he was down nannsook out so I have always been quite alarmed about what happened to him and have always wanted to learn as much as I could about Moon and his Unification “Church.

But for years she hont seen the pain in my life first-hand. Without knowing those things, how can I find out for myself what is true or not? She definitely seems to have gone through many challenges in her life, and it seems that she regrets many of the decisions that she made when looking in hindsight. This author unfortunately had to suffer with this deranged family by living with them and taking their abuse for so long!


More importantly it traces the mentality shadw the poor author as she wakens to the reality of the religious lie she is living, and how, despite the generous monetary comforts, she must get out at all costs. Write a customer review. Nansook Hong bornis the author of the autobiographyIn the Shadow of the Moons: Some of them never go home. It was very “ouchy”, I told him, using a little girl’s word for a woman’s pain. Also, the book is well written.

In Brief: “In the Shadow of the Moons”

But God had not failed me. As a young man recently exposed to the Unification Church and the idealistic point of view of the faith, I can only thank individuals like Nansook who I will now add to my list of heroes.

My brother has become very arrogant and judgmental of others. His followers deserve to know that. I held on to every dollar of the thousands in cash Mrs. Utopian Studies 11 2: Today I would turn their ignorance to my advantage. Now I was twenty-nine, a woman ready to reclaim her life. Why had I been unable to make my husband love shacow He claims that many of the Founding Fathers and other past presidents totally support him. Nansook’s heartbreaking experiences were truly awful, but illuminating the True Parents’ denial and enabling of their son’s addictions and abuses is truly important.

Not as comprehensive or detailed as I would have liked. My brother is definitely not the same person.


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Or the parting of the Red Sea? I’ll have to beat you more often!!! Moon did it all the time. Archived from the original on November 4, Go to the Unificationism front page. I knew that no personnel changes happened in East Garden without the approval of Mrs. He’s incredibly wealthy and scarily 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.

That last point would strike a chord, I knew, with Mother.

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A successful encounter ends with the tourist agreeing to attend a lecture or meeting. Because of this, she had access to all the big players in the Unification Church, and provides insight into these people that no one else can.

Still, long years of experience had taught me how to coax small favors from Mother.

Find it on Scholar. Jan 11, Callie rated it liked it. For weeks she had watched me pack boxes, but she said nothing. The eldest son turned out to be an abusive womanizer strung out on drugs and alcohol.