Dan grew up in a religious Jewish home. As a young man he spent a few seasons in Aspen, Colorado learning to ski. It was there that he met a Christian woman with whom he became friends. She began to ask him questions about God that challenged his understanding of God and religion.
As he studied the Bible, he discovered that he knew less than he thought he did about God and the Messiah; he even began praying. Dan’s new friend gave him a book that helped him understand the message of the Bible and why believing in Jesus is the most important thing a Jewish person can do.