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Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years Under Sun Myung Moon Paperback – October 25, 2002
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I bought this book looking for knowledge of how the UC operated and how it's use of mind control techniques contributed to increasing its membership. This book certainly provided that. However, Neufeld is able to take this story a step further. Not only is this a story about the Unification Church, it is a story about one's man's search for an identity, his search for self worth. Neufeld becomes the hero of his own story. As I eagerly devoured page after page, I "rooted" for Neufeld to rise up out of the depths of the years of mind control he had been subjected to and defeat (by leaving) the evil Unification Church. This is the true story of this book. Is this the story of Neufeld's quest to free himself from the grips of a totalistic organization and reclaim his life.
If you're looking for a straight, encyclopedic description of how the UC operates, a book like Kingdom of the Cults would better suit you. If you're looking for the story of one man's triumph against a quasi-religious corporation, then Heartbreak and Rage is an excellent choice. I highly recommend this book. I've never written a review on Amazon before because I've never read anything that I felt strongly enough to write about. That was until I read this book. I read the entire book in one day. And when I got to the last, page I wanted more. Stories don't get told and books don't get written much better than Heartbreak and Rage.
I highly recommend this book to all those who are concerned with educating themselves or others about cult indoctrination; knowing cult methods would certainly be useful to those who wish to protect themselves from such "innocent" devices as casual dinners and invitations to lectures. I also recommend it as engaging reading for anyone who enjoys a novel, as there is a surprising love story entwined with a fast-paced account of his nearly constant travels, and the engrossing narrative of his internal struggle. Neufeld is a gifted writer with a past well worth reading.
Thank you gordon for a very well written and honest account, which can only add to the sum of our understanding of human life and humanity's varied search for connection to spirit.
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I am a Unificationist for more than 35 years and for eternity. Threading the path of Unification life is a privilege, and I will honor having this opportunity for the rest of my... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sato, LF
I'm very suspicious of anyne giving this book 1-2 star ratings. Regardless of its content it's a well written book, a very honest tale of a man who was looking for spiriatual... Read morePublished on October 14, 2012 by Steven B. Western
Hmmm. I met the Unification Church in my 1st yr of college in Baguio City, PHILIPPINES in 1984. My own Catholic University is opposed to it but I continued attending UC activites... Read morePublished on April 26, 2012 by Ednapang Oden Yamaguchi
I have read dozens of stories of people's experiences in cults and counseled many more who are trying to exit. Regardless of the cult, each story has eerie similarities. Read morePublished on July 4, 2011 by Natto Man
_Heartbreak and Rage_ by K. Gordon Neufeld is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. What I enjoyed most is the author's searing honesty about what exactly drew him to... Read morePublished on March 29, 2008 by Julianne Hatton
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would heartily recommend it to anyone interested in understanding how a cult works, what kind of adherents it attracts, and the insidious... Read morePublished on February 1, 2008 by N. Jane Kubke
For anyone who doesn't know how insidious a cult can be in drawing people in, reading this memoir will surprise them. Read morePublished on July 28, 2006 by Mary Lou
Moon's activities, which include recently crowning himself "King of America" in a Senate office building is almost to surreal to believe. Read more
I read the book and felt really bad for the author. According to his account in the book, here was someone who was battling psychological problems, sought therapies to try and... Read morePublished on June 21, 2005 by Richard Twain