Having children miscarried, stillborn, and lost in infancy, the author and contributors have experienced the testing, consuming shock of grief. Together, they seek to be open with their loss experiences in order to testify with emotionally rich and honest expressions as to how knowing Christ has breathed eternal hope into their hollowest days. In Scripture, they see a God who is both familiar with sorrow and powerfully able to form pain into his glorious purposes. Even amidst the intensity of loss, they greatly rejoice in the better, heavenly country for which their children were made.
Lianna Davis with Brittnie Blackburn, Stephanie Blanks, Lindsey Dennis, Abigail Eades, Sam Martin, Ashlee Schmidt, Meg Walker, and Calli Williams in partnership with Hope Mommies, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization sharing the hope of Christ with women who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. Hope Mommies supports the local church by providing biblical resources to grieve, seek God, and find restoration after loss.
“Charting the course of her own journey through sorrow and loss, Lianna Davis wrestles with the theological and practical questions that confront any parent who loses a child. If God could have prevented this, why did He allow it to happen? If we are sinners by nature, how can we be sure that an infant child is in heaven? How do you navigate the enigma of being a mother when you no longer have a child to mother? How can you move forward when your heart holds on to grief and does not want to be comforted?
Made for a Different Land is biblically faithful, theologically clear and rich in godly wisdom. May God use this moving, compelling and beautifully written book to bring comfort, strength and hope to all who read it.”
—Colin S. Smith, Senior Pastor, The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, President, Unlocking the Bible
“In the weeks, months, and years after a loss a mother needs more than anything to know that she’s not alone, particularly because the depths of grief are so isolating. When we miscarried our two babies, I was comforted by the words of women who had walked the same painful road. Lianna Davis has compiled a book that walks alongside grieving mothers, giving them biblical hope and a familiar friend. From stories of fellow mourning mothers to her scriptural reflections on her life after loss, Davis takes the reader to God and his eternal purposes—showing all who read that even in the darkness they are never alone.”
—Courtney Reissig, author, Glory in the Ordinary
“Made for a Different Land is a beautiful picture of what it means to grieve with hope. Lifting high the name of Jesus and his finished work in the gospel, this book will be such a help and encouragement to grieving mothers and those wanting to understand such grief.”
—Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton, co-authors, Hope When It Hurts
Read the story of our daughter Noelle, who was stillborn in 2013:
Watch the trailers for the book, and learn more through interviews:
Read all blog posts on grief and baby loss: