Before I Was Me – Charming Story about God’s Love

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.

Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at