A minister first recommended we
carry A Divine Friendship Beyond Time, and after reading it we know why. We couldn't put it
down - it is totally charming and engaging. The story of Mary Lou Edwards, a
lady from Atlanta, Georgia and her "unexpected"
meetings with Paramahansa Yogananda in 1945, is extraordinary and full of
surprises. Her story includes
miraculous events and the prophecy by Paramahansa Yogananda of a temple to be
built in Atlanta
in her lifetime that will serve his work. No Self-Realization Fellowship
library is complete without this title.
The book also includes a lovely brief history
of the building of the Atlanta
Temple, complete with
nice color photos. It is a magnificent temple - they don't do things by half in
Atlanta. If you
ever dream of one day building an SRF temple, then read this book and you will
be encouraged to start planning now!
About the author:
This story was recorded and published
thanks to Randy Bundy, a long-time devotee of the Atlanta group. He first met Mary Lou Edwards
in 1973 and had the privilege of hearing her stories many times. Not only did
Randy record the details of her meetings with Yoganandaji and the prediction
that a temple would be built, but he then became very involved fulfilling that
prophecy - you could say that he helped build the last chapter.