In A Reason to Hope, author Jeff Siegel shares his Jewish roots from immigrant grandparents to his dysfunctional family. Autobiography about Jewish heritage. Jeff learns what it means to be a Jew through his friendship with the cantor of his synagogue and his Bar Mitzvah lessons. He learns character and commitment to the Jewish people through the lives of famous Jewish baseball players Sandy Koufax and Kenny Holtzman. High school during the Vietnam War and feels anti-Semitism. Jeff questions: Does God have a plan for my life? Why was I born anyway? Trying to understand who Jesus is. "God, can I have a burning bush experience like Moses? Is Jesus the promised Jewish Messiah?" Jeff discovers the trials and tribulations of a Jew who accepts Jesus as the Messiah. Rejection comes from family and Jewish friends. Jeff goes to prison and faces sexual deviants, drug users, and prison gangs. After prison, he develops the ministry of Global Youth Baseball Federation, Inc.