Sandra J. Stein is the Academic Dean of New York City's Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for aspiring, new, and veteran principals in the New York City public school system. She is an associate professor at the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, The City University of New York, and was the founding director of their Aspiring Leaders Program.
When lifelong seeker Sandra Kovacs Stein, author of Instant Numerology, became a Christian in a less than dramatic conversion experience, she lamented not having a testimony to share. She thought testimonies were what people like former warlord and gang leader turned Christian evangelist Nicky Cruz had, or what folks who were addicts, criminals, or victims of abuse and had hit bottom had when they came to know the Lord and their lives were miraculously transformed, not people like her who had led mundane lives by comparison. That is, until the day she was struck by the sudden realization that she did have a testimony, a testimony no less remarkable. In her words, "The miracle of my testimony is that I found the right path at all, considering I believed I had already found it and was no longer searching." This is the story of that improbable journey.