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WINNER:  BIBA Best Independent Book Award 2021

FINALIST:  Next Generation Indie Book Award 2022

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, Founding Member, Ananda Worldwide, Author

Jennifer Duke has written a profound and earnest account of a life unfolding, expanding into the divine and eternal Truth that awaits us all. She guides all readers though the possibility in every life of finding God, and beginning the divine romance that our souls long for.

  Shanti Rubenstone,M.D., 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

There was nothing to dislike about this book. The author uses an easy conversational tone to relate to the readers. If you’d love to learn more about prayer, healing, spirituality, and self-realization, then this book is for you.  I rate it 5 out of 5 stars


Nenya Charles, official review


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 Winner - 2021 Best Independent Book Award


     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, or institutions to experience our own direct, inner connection with Spirit. Through her personal experiences in union with the Divine, 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 our common Soul nature, the truths of the universe, and the path of Self-realization.


     Whether spirituality is new in your life or you're an experienced Kriyaban, deep inspiration will be found in this story.  


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Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke is an Ananda minister, a disciple

of Paramhansa Yogananda and a Kriyaban.

She leads classes in the path of Self-realization

and supports others while leading the

Ananda Thousand Oaks community.

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The Author
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BHAKTI: A journey of Soul discovery HERE

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Additional Resources

To read Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda FREE online visit HERE

For information about the path of Self-realization or to find an Ananda center near you, visit Ananda Worldwide HERE

For books by Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda visit Crystal Clarity Publishing HERE

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