Before I was Me by Frank Fraser (Sophia Institute Press) is a charming picture book about a baby about to be born. The baby asks God (pictured as an old man with a white beard), “Who will I become?” God tells the child, “I have chosen you to be a very important person whom I will always love.”
The baby tries to imagine what a very important person would be: an astronaut, a baker, a farmer, a doctor, a teacher, a parent, but ultimately figures out the most important way to start is as a child.
Right before he/she is born (it isn’t indicated whether the child is a boy or a girl so this book can be used with both genders), God tells the child, “I will be with you always.”
Before I was Me offers a tender reminder of God’s love for all of us in a format that small children will enjoy and understand.