Jo Ann Crooks’s new book Confessions of a Unificationist is an insightful memoir that shares the author’s life as a 47-year member of Rev. Moon’s Unification Church

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Recent release Confessions of a Unificationist from Page Publishing author Jo Ann Crooks is a compelling account of the author’s experiences as a member of the Unification Church of Rev. Moon.

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Jo Ann Crooks tells in her new book, Confessions of a Unificationist, what it was like to grow up in America in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and what it was like to be a member of Rev. Moon’s Unification Church (or Unification Movement), after joining in 1973.

“Most of the past publicity about the Unification Church (Unification Movement), and Reverend Moon has been negative,” says Jo Ann. The author 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 attempts to explain the basics of the teachings of Rev. Moon, called the Divine Principle, (the Principle for short) and includes subjects such as who is God, the purpose of life, our spiritual and physical bodies, life after death, the origin of evil, the truth about the life of Jesus, the purpose behind human history, and the mission Rev. Moon said he was given by Jesus on a North Korean Mountainside in 1936, when he was sixteen years old. 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.”

Jo Ann also explains the meaning of the “Blessing,” and the well-known group wedding ceremonies which are 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.

Published by Page Publishing, Jo Ann Crooks’s evoking autobiography invites the readers to delve into a woman’s journey through personal growth and maturity in faith as exposed in this book’s profound understanding of the church and its beliefs.

Readers who wish to experience this page-turning work can purchase “Confessions of a Unificationist” at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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