"This book will make you homesick for places youve never been. But more than that, it will make you homesick for the people you love. Michigan and Cape Town are full-bodied characters in this story. But this book is about how going home sometimes looks like uprooting ourselves from everything familiar in order to make our home in the heart of someone else. It is a hard journey. But as Kate so tenderly teaches, it is the truest happy ending."
"The best memoirs either pull the reader into the authors compelling story or draw the authors universal truths into the readers story. A Place to Land deftly manages both. Despite the many challenges she faces, Kate presses on, urging us by example to do the same. In the end, her thoughtful conclusions about longing and belonging may well become our own."
"We have all experienced home as longing and loss. Can we find hope in our seasons of suffering? A Place to Land confidently answers yes, lifting our eyes beyond this fragile, temporary life to a better world to come."
"Kate Motaung draws us into the spacious place of Gods never-ending love. Into a place where we can land, forever."
"A Place to Land will be an inspiration to anyone who is wrestling with God through lifes unexpected losses."
"As a missionary kid, I always felt like I'd never quite found my place. Kate understands the tension of being pulled in several directions, bearing the burden of loved ones from thousands of miles away. A Place to Land is more than an honest memoirits a hopeful narrative of a home lost and found, and a gentle reminder of our Companion all along the way."
"Every one of us was created with a yearning for a place to call home, a place to belong and to rest. And yet, as Kate so beautifully writes in this book, our sufferings force us to come to terms with the truth that we will never fully be at home in this world. Let Kates story break your heart, and then let the truth that pours out of these pages settle into your soulthat only eternal life with Christ will forever satisfy your deepest needs for belonging and home."
"A Place to Land is a page turner. I found myself swept up in her story. Honest and authentic, Kate brings the reader into the highs and lows of life and the hope found with and in Christ. Her vulnerable writing lifted my eyes and recalibrated my heart to long for home."
"Ive heard it said believers are so heavenly minded theyre of no earthly good. Kates compelling story proves the opposite. Its exactly because shes learned to take the long viewliving with eternity in mindthat her impact in this world is so startlingly powerful. This is Kates story, but its yours and mine too."