Michelle grew up in an agnostic family, but one that valued Jewish identity and synagogue life. As a young woman about to embark on her career, Michelle was anxious about the future and her place in this world. She began to explore other religions, including Eastern thought. However, her searches left her empty, as the religions and philosophies she studied did not address her concerns or answer her questions about life. One day a friend gave her a Christian book to read.
Although this book was a fictitious novel, it put Michelle on a path of discovery that ended with her accepting that Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, is the One who will give her life purpose and meaning.