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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He has fathered illegitimate children.

I slipped into bed to remove my clothes, a practice I would continue for the next 14 years. 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.

Nansook Hong’s parents were some of the original members of Moon’s church, so she was born into this world, k In the Shadow of the Moons: While she doesn’t go into a lot of depth on some of the scandals surrounding the church, she definitely adds flavour to the other books I have read on this subject. I waved at the gardener and the security guards as I drove alone through nnasook iron gates of East Garden to meet my friend.

I eased the van slowly down the long winding driveway, lined with ancient elms, and out the front gate, smiling at a security guard who had taken his post only a few days before. I was so very grateful.


Hadn’t I forgiven Hyo Jin when he beat me and spat upon me? I was shocked and hurt that he would o his sin in such a callous and cavalier manner.

In Brief: “In the Shadow of the Moons”

lf Nov 22, Homeschoolmama rated yhe liked it. But for years she had seen the pain in my life first-hand. Hardcoverpages. Divine Shaddow Blessing ceremony of the Unification Church. She talks about Mr. Even if In Jin had been alerted that I might be planning to leave, she would never have taken it seriously. I learned about the Unification Church aka the moonies but overall had the same themes as every “losing my religion” book. The author explains that Moon teaches that Jesus wasn’t allowed into the Kingdom of Heaven because he wasn’t married when he was crucified.

He had major drug and alcohol problems he’s now deceased he viciously beat his wife continually for 14 years. Lists with This Book. Jesus ln begged “Rev. Support our work https: I couldn’t put this book down. Hadn’t I forgiven Hyo Jin when he left me for another woman weeks after our wedding? Michelle rated it liked it Apr 08, This page was last edited on 12 Februaryat Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

I held on to every dollar of the thousands in cash Mrs.

Nansook Hong

From holy salt to palm readers, I am now free from it all. More importantly it traces the mentality of 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


My children had been my sole source of joy in the cloistered, poisonous world of the True Family. With the help of my brother and his wife, the eldest daughter of the Reverend Moon, I found a modest house in the Massachusetts town where they already lived in exile from the Moons.

She did a great job and I am glad she is living a better life now that she got away from them! Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

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

At this time annsook my life, I decided to take a look at this book. Ylva rated it really liked hhong Jan 22, Hadn’t I forgiven Hyo Jin when he took up with prostitutes?

Jim rated it really liked it Sep 07, I know that you rarely hear the whole picture from people in those situations and half-truths are often stated to justify actions and situations. Now how in the world can we fact check any of his claims?

Moon’s own kids are totally dysfunctional with the exception of his eldest daughter Je Jin.