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Here I Am

Here I Am

by Abigail Favale

Illustrated by Anna Abramskaya

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Here I Am offers a timely antidote to confusing messages about gender and identity, ushering the young imagination into a sacramental understanding of reality. Appealing to childlike wonder and joy, this book draws young readers deeper into the mystery of the Incarnation. Through engaging words and charming illustrations, children can begin to see their bodies as gifts that mirror the gift of Christ’s own body.

This book helps parents to:

  • Combat confusing gender ideology.
  • Lay a foundation for theology of the body for young children.
  • Offer a positive and sacred view of the body.
  • ​Explain that gender is rooted in the body, not in feelings, perceptions, or stereotypes.
  • ​Help children understand his or her body as a good gift from God, not something to war against.

Why does this book come in two different versions? Human personhood is expressed in two distinct modes: male and female. Having two separate versions for boys and girls shows, not just tells that being a boy or a girl is fundamentally about the body.

More Info

Publisher: Word on Fire Votive
ISBN: 978-1-68578-132-3
Binding: Board Book
Page count: 22
Dimensions: 20.32 x 20.32 (cm)
Thickness: 1.58 (cm)
Language: English
Release date: Jun 17, 2024
Age Range: 2-6
Publisher: Word on Fire Votive
ISBN: 978-1-68578-132-3
Binding: Board Book
Page count: 22
Dimensions: 20.32 x 20.32 (cm)
Thickness: 1.58 (cm)
Language: English
Release date: Jun 17, 2024
Age Range: 2-6
Publisher: Word on Fire Votive
ISBN: 978-1-68578-088-3
Binding: Board Book
Page count: 22
Dimensions: 20.32 x 20.32 (cm)
Thickness: 1.58 (cm)
Language: English
Release date: Jun 17, 2024
Age Range: 2-6
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About the Author

Abigail Favale is a writer and professor in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory. She lives with her husband and four children in Indiana.

About the Illustrator

Illustrator Anna Abramskaya was born in Sevastopol, Ukraine and graduated from the Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts. Her favorite medium is pencils and she loves classical music. She now lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and two little daughters.

What People are Saying

“I love Here I Am! It’s an excellent introduction for children to the truth that the body is not something we have, but something we are as incarnate persons made in the image of God. And Anna Abramskaya’s colorful and vivid illustrations are the perfect complement to the simple, yet profound truths Abigail Favale expresses so well for the minds and hearts of little ones.”

— Christopher West, Th.D, President, Theology of the Body Institute

“The psalmist sings that we are ‘wonderfully made’: the human person as the crowning work of God’s creation, our bodies as integral to our personhood as our souls. At a time when gender ideology has introduced enormous confusion about sexual identity and about the integrity of our body-soul unity, Abigail Favale has written a book for children (and their parents!) which is accessible, formative, and faithful to Catholic anthropology.”

— Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend

“I'm so glad to share this book with my daughters. I want them to see their bodies first and foremost as God's gift to them, so that they will always love what He loved into being.”

— Leah Libresco Sargeant, Author of Building the Benedict Option

Here I Am is a beautiful resource for teaching little ones about the importance of their unique physical bodies. Abigail Favale’s words and Anna Abramskaya’s stunning illustrations come together to create a book that I can’t wait to share with my own kids. Bodies are worth celebrating—and so is this delightful book!” 

— Claire Swinarski, Author of Girl, Arise!

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