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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In her review of the book for Cultic Studies JournalMarcia Rudin said that due to Nansook Hong’s position within the Moon family, her story cannot simply be dismissed by cult apologists as an atrocity tale.


How come Moon didn’t make his son wait three years to “purify” himself first? Nansook tell all the true with ov and honestly heart. Not Without My Sister: Still, it’s not easy not being moved We can’t know what did or did not happen. Abruptly uprooted from her life in Korea, Nansook moved to the Moon family’s opulent house not far from New York City and began her sophomore year in high school, speaking no English and concealing a marriage that could have brought charges of thhe rape.

A successful encounter ends with the tourist agreeing to attend a lecture or meeting. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. That is the way I feel about it anyway. Once we had loaded the last of the suitcases into the van, Madelene and I led five barefoot children on tiptoe past the master bedroom, down the central staircase, and out the front door.


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My brother is definitely not the same person. Other sections feel like Hong providing facts she got off a website. Shotter – – Journal of Medical Ethics 30 2: Without knowing those things, how can I find out for myself what is true or not?

nannsook Irving Louis Horowitz – – Religious Studies 15 4: I had taken every precaution. Hyo-jin Moon jailed for 90 days for failing to pay Nansook Hong as ordered by the court. In the Shadow of the Moons: Thanks so much to Nansook Hong for having the courage to write this expose’ on the Moon’s. A Short History of the Hansen Hypothesis. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Today it was time for us hony go, too. Haunting and well-paced, among the best cult memoirs I’ve read.

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It was easy to read and kept me well-engaged throughout the whole book. All belief is a matter of faith. In Hyo Jin’s case he should have been made to wait at least 30 years considering what a total sociopath he was!

His ideal wife was a girl young and passive enough to submit while he molded her into the woman he wanted. Sep 05, Richard rated it really liked it. The conversation is soon steered from pleasantries to philosophy to the church.

I had even more pressing fears.


I would be back. It is a myth that can be sustained only from a distance.

How Well Do You Know Your Moon • In the Shadow of the Moons: My Life in the

This book show the moons for what they are: I was so very grateful. Twenty-three years younger than the aging Reverend Moon, she is increasingly the power behind the throne. It is easy for those outside the Unification Church to scoff at the idea that anyone would have believed such a thing in the first place. Moon, or Mother, as we addressed her. Nov 22, Homeschoolmama rated it liked it. It turns out that “Reverend” Moon isn’t even a reverend as he never attended seminary and doesn’t have a degree in theology.

Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief Paperback. Certainly none of us would ever be inclined to join the Unification “Church” based on the changes we’ve seen take place in him. Julie rated it really liked it Oct 04, I realized in a panic that the sun was already up. But if I stayed would I be any safer?

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. That’s why she left and has denounced her father. The eldest son turned out to be an abusive womanizer strung out on drugs and alcohol.

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