From Matron to Martyr
After finding a tenuous family connection to the mysterious and captivating Jane Haining, Lynley Smith crafted Jane's fictionalized diary, a biography of
a faithful servant and Scottish missionary who died at the hands of Nazi butchers
in Auschwitz Concentration Camp during World War II, in the inspirational and bittersweet "From Matron to Martyr."
Within these pages you'll discover how Jane's death has become a beacon of hope to the countless Jews of this gereration who seek an answer to the big question: If the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob would allow His people to experience such horrific events as the Holocaust, could He still love us? Is He a God we even want to know anymore? Read on and discover Jane's answer in Lynley Smith's From Matron to Martyr
"Lynley Smith's From Matron to Martyr is a touching and personal account of the life of Jane Haining. This fitting tribute to a fine Christian woman rightfully keeps the memory of Jane Haining's lamp burning. Jane is one more example of decent Christianity prepared to lay down its life for the Jewish people." - Nigel Woodley, New Zealand pastor, dedicated supporter of Israel, and author of Holocaust Exposed: The Bible Enigma in 2009.
Lynley Smith counts it a great privilege to have visited Israel a number of times and is a passionate supporter of God's Chosen People. She is a journalist of fifteen years'standing, an ESOL teacher, and a teacher of special needs children
Lynley currently lives with her brother in Murrays Bay, on Auckland's North Shore.