Bhakti: A Journey of Soul Discovery
Author: Jennifer Duke
Raised by atheists, Jennifer Duke rejected any possibility of an omniscient creator. At age fifty, she could not have foreseen the cataclysmic shift that was about to occur in her life – and the profound inner experiences that would challenge her entire view of reality.
What changed? What took her to Peru and India in search of answers?
This book is not about organized religion. As Jennifer would discover, we do not need priests, dogmas, institutions, or intermediaries to experience our own direct, inner connection with Spirit. No one and no external entity can limit our access to the Divine Light. Through her direct experiences of union with Spirit, she was able, in time, to navigate the revolutionary shift in her understanding of Truth.
In Jennifer’s clear, sincere narrative we feel the authenticity of her journey, as she discovers her Soul nature, the truths of the universe, and the path of Self-realization.
“What separates Jennifer from many is that she lived her entire life as an avowed atheist only to be called one day to a new reality. What separates her story from many is that she listened.” – Shanti Rubenstone, M.D., Spiritual Director, Ananda Palo Alto
“Sometimes God comes like a thief in the night; sometimes He breaks down the front door when you didn’t even know He was coming! The author’s Unexpected Visitor made mincemeat of her well-ordered atheist life, taking her into vast, uncharted regions of her own heart. Traveling from Peru to India, she eventually found her spiritual home as a Kriyaban-yogi, a disciple of a great Indian Master, Paramhansa Yogananda. A fascinating, almost daily account of this sudden, total transformation.” – Asha Nayaswami, Spiritual Director, Ananda Palo Alto
“I was particularly inspired by Jennifer’s unwavering pursuit of answers to the deep questions that many of us share. While each person’s journey is unique, there are universal truths in this wonderful telling that will inspire us all. I found it difficult to put down.” – D. DeWinter, Kriyaban
JENNIFER DUKE is a minister, a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and a Kriyaban. She leads classes in the path of Self-realization and serves as leader of the Ananda Thousand Oaks community.