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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Worse still was the hypocrisy she witnessed in the lives of the Moon family, who claimed to be sinless embodiments of family values. I would spirit her back into the compound just as I had been spiriting our belongings out of the estate for weeks.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This shasow a Korean name ; the family name is Moon.

Dustin rated it it was amazing Dec 17, 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. Hong describes her life during those miserable 14 years as imprisonment; her only comfort being her five children that she bore all before the age of Unfortunately, fact checking anything in her book is difficult because there are no sources provided anywhere.

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In Brief: “In the Shadow of the Moons”

A Short History of the Hansen Hypothesis. Book was an awesome and insightful read! My children had been my sole nansoik of joy in the cloistered, poisonous world of the True Family. Some of them never go home.

But if I stayed would I be any safer? Michelle rated it liked it Apr 08, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Find it on Scholar. Their counsel helped pinpoint the day we would leave. 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.

Oedipus Or The Tragic Knowledge. It was God alone who comforted me, a shacow in the hands of a husband who treated me either as a toy for his sexual pleasure or as an outlet for his violent rages.

They flew to Japan two days before we fled. The bleating of my beeper snapped me awake.

Trivia About In the Shadow of Aug 17, Nikmaack rated it really liked it. I knew it was Madelene trying to reach me. Science Logic and Mathematics. In the Shadow of the Moons: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. This could be a criticism of the religion or of the culture or both.

No member would be impertinent enough to question one of the True Family. This is the harrowing tale of her years as an abused wife and privileged member of a religious cult, and her fight to create a life for herself and her children beyond the shadow of the Moons. Didn’t I enjoy it? Hadn’t I forgiven Hyo Jin when he squandered hundreds of thousands of dollars that had been intended for our children’s futures?


Hadn’t I forgiven Hyo Jin when he took up with prostitutes?

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

But for years she had seen the pain in my life first-hand. And yet doubt and unanticipated sadness had kept sleep at bay for most of the night. He made me sweep up the spilled white powder from the bathroom floor even as he continued to punch me.

Irving Louis Horowitz – – Religious Studies 15 4: Hyo Jin insisted we have sex.

Nansook Hong

It is the true story of Nansook Hong, a woman who was born into the Unification church. Later Hyo Jin would offer a religious justification for beating half senseless a woman seven months pregnant: He has fathered illegitimate children. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Addicted to nansoo, and alcohol and women, and abusive. Another fascinating look into living within, and surviving to escape- with children in tow, from a religious cult in America.