Born into an occasionally observant Jewish home, Debra was raised to believe that the stories in the Hebrew Scriptures were more or less fairy tales. An unhappy, tension-filled family life left her angry and rebellious in her college years. Although somehow anchored in a belief in God through a child’s prayer her mother had taught her, Debra became involved in the hippie culture as she restlessly searched for life’s meaning. A growing friendship with a Jewish man, Michael, took an unexpected turn when he announced to her he had become a believer in Yeshua (Jesus). Cautiously open, Debra found great power in Jesus’ words as Michael read the New Testament to her. After much struggle and soul-searching, she became a believer. After they married, Debra and Michael were able to form the loving family life she had missed out on as a child.