Hannah Boland is an Australian wife and mother to two living children. Born and raised in Melbourne, she grew up in a Christian household with her dad, mum, and sister. In her early teens she walked away from Christianity and did not return to God until after she was married.
Her husband, Michael, has also come to faith in Jesus Christ. They now enjoy raising their two children to the glory of God and are eager to see the purposes of God fulfilled in the lives of all their family members.
Hannah and her family currently reside in a small, semirural town in New South Wales and are actively involved in their local church. Hannah’s greatest desire is to see both non-Christians and Christians realise salvation through Jesus Christ and to live their lives in light of it.
Don't be fooled by the title. Australian author Hannah Boland is a faithful servant of Jesus. But having lost a second full-term baby in 2013, Hannah was forced to face the deep, often unanswered questions of the Christian faith. To do this, she sought the counsel of three Godly mentors in a quest for more than just trite answers, the result is described as "an unequaled apologetic". (D Smith)
What do you say when your friend’s baby dies? What do you say when her second baby is tragically stillborn? Christian Authors Hannah Boland and Cecily Paterson wrote letters to each other for a year, beginning the month after Hannah’s second baby’s funeral. This correspondence is sometimes tragic, sometimes wry and often awkward, but is always honest and always looking for the way forward.
When Hannah and her husband received news that their precious baby suffered from Alobar Holoprosencephaly (HPE) (a rare brain abnormality), they began an awesome journey to understand God’s purpose for their son’s life. Join Hannah as she takes you through the joy, loss and deep grief of carrying a baby who will certainly die, his short life and the grief and healing to follow.