Mother of Peace

Mother of Peace PDF Book Detail Author: Hak Ja Han Moon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780960103126
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 370

Book Description
Discover the untold story of Hak Ja Han Moon, the North Korean village girl who is now known to millions as the Mother of Peace. Her heart-wrenching story reveals details of a war-torn childhood and trials of faith as she and her late husband, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, built a vast and still-growing international movement capable of fulfilling God's will for peace in the 21st century. A major milestone of her life, described in never-told-before detail, was her marriage in 1960, at age 17, to the charismatic Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. For the next 52 years, she joined him in the daunting task of building a global interfaith movement to fulfill God's will for peace in the 21st century. Mother Moon's journey as a religious woman leader is breathtaking: Born in Japanese-occupied Korea in 1943, she spent her early life in nature so she could commune with God. War forced her to flee south with her mother and grandmother; they crossed the Han River Bridge minutes before it was blown up. Later, she walked and worked side-by-side with Father Moon, one of history's most energetic and visionary men. They visited every corner of the earth and, despite relentless persecution, met with world leaders, including Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung, to bring God's message for them. During this time, she bore 14 children and buried four. She stood with Father Moon for hours as they officiated at Marriage Blessing Ceremonies for hundreds of thousands of couples. Together, they launched hundreds of organizations and businesses to serve youth, family and peacemaking. Since Father Moon's passing in 2012, Mother Moon has shouldered the leadership of their still-growing movement. She has led "Peace Starts With Me" rallies in six continents and plans to bring Blessing Ceremonies to all people. "As I complete this book, one person I dearly miss at this moment is my beloved husband, Father Sun Myung Moon. We spent our lives together to convey and accomplish God's will ... If he were here to witness the publication of this book, his face would shine with a joy greater than that of anyone else. The sparkle in his eyes is dancing in my heart today. I hope that this book will reveal a taste of our life spent together for God's will." - Hak Ja Han Moon

Confessions of a Unificationist

Confessions of a Unificationist PDF Book Detail Author: Jo Ann Crooks
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1645446719
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 182

Book Description
Most of the past publicity about the Unification Church (Unification Movement), and Reverend Moon has been negative. Jo Ann attempts to give an understanding of what this movement is all about, based on her experiences, and as seen through her eyes, and explain what made her and thousands of American young people join this movement. She also tries to give a basic understanding of the Divine Principle (the teachings of Reverend Moon). She says, “I believe if the world knew even the basics of the Principle, we could see the way to peace on earth, as we could overcome the things that divide us now.” The chapter on “What We Believe” deals with questions humans have been asking from the beginning of time, including who or what God is, the purpose of life, our spiritual and physical bodies, spiritual growth, life after death, the origin of evil, the truth about the life of Jesus, the purpose behind human history, and the mission Reverend Moon said he was given by Jesus on a North Korean mountainside in 1936 when he was sixteen years old. The purpose of giving this basic understanding is to help make happy individuals and families at a time when so many people feel there is no purpose in life or ability to save this world from destroying itself. Jo Ann also explains the meaning of the “Blessing,” which refers to the well-known group wedding ceremonies, a hallmark of the Unification Movement. She was matched by Reverend Moon to a Japanese groom, and they participated in the Blessing ceremony of 2,075 couples in Madison Square Garden, New York, in 1982. ______________________________________________________________________________ Quote from Reverend Moon “A thousand years from now, will the words I spoke as the founder of the Unification Church have disappeared? Whenever I think about it, I realize that this is a serious matter. My words must not remain only within your hearts, they must flow and become medicinal waters, not just spring water, so that everyone can drink those waters, even on thousand years from now. I want people to be able to point to my words with pride, recognizing that they are a universal remedy, a medicine that can cure all ailments. For this I am offering sincere devotion in the hope that my words will last forever as life-giving words.” —Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Free Maree

Free Maree PDF Book Detail Author: Maree Gauper
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781733586207
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
In this true story, set in 1983, twenty-five-year-old New Zealander Maree Ryan is a Moonie. She has abandoned the faith of her Catholic forefathers and joined a controversial movement her family, and nearly everyone else, believes is a dangerous cult: The Unification Church. Her desperate parents hire American deprogrammers who have her abducted and held prisoner in a remote beach house.Meanwhile her church friends go to extraordinary lengths to try to find her before the deprogrammers break her faith. After local police dismiss the issue as a family matter, ongoing tensions between cops and Moonies erupt into national headlines.One question on everyone's mind is about the deprogramming. Is it justified, because cults are despicable, or is it a gross violation of personal freedoms? Is it kidnapping, or is it rescue?Read Maree's own riveting account and find out for yourself. Don't miss this powerful, authentic memoir that is both coming-of-age story and contemporary spiritual journey. Maree Gauper's debut about a sincere young woman in disturbing circumstances addresses issues of religious intolerance and police indifference with intelligence, sassy humor and gut-wrenching honesty.