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I Know Who I Am

A Joyful Affirmation of Your God-Given Identity

Dorena Williamson

Category: Childrens Books

About I Know Who I Am

An uplifting picture book that reminds children all over the world of God’s love for them—affirming their standing in His kingdom and reinforcing their God-given identity.

I am beautifully made and crowned with glory and strength!
I am filled with God’s power!
I am building my life on Jesus, the solid rock!
I am not afraid, for the Lord is always with me!

Join children from Haiti, India, Korea, Rwanda, Spain, New Zealand, and many more countries as they each declare God's truth about their identities. Each page is a joyful exploration of how God has uniquely made every child to reveal His glory, but also serves as a beautiful reminder for kids about who they are—and, most important, whom they belong to.

Featuring simple, biblically based affirmative statements and bold and vibrant illustrations, this inspirational celebration of a young believer’s identity in Christ is a must-have for every church and Christian family.

About Dorena Williamson

Dorena Williamson is a speaker, church planter, and bridge builder whose work has been featured in Christianity Today and Crosswalk. She is a bestselling author of children’s books that adults need too. She and her husband, Chris, have four children and make their home in Franklin, Tennessee.

Product Details

40 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: May 16, 2023

Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2

Carton Quantity: 48

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Featuring biblically based affirmative statements about belonging to God, growing in Christ, and being filled with God’s power, this boldly illustrated picture book takes young readers around the world to remind them of their unique identity in Christ.

Press Release

Contacts: Elizabeth Groening, Publicity & Marketing Assistant
Chelsea Woodward, Publicist

A Joyful Affirmation of Your God-Given Identity
By Dorena Williamson; Illustrated by Dana SanMar
A WaterBrook Hardcover | On Sale May 16, 2023

From Bestselling Author of CROWNED WITH GLORY and BROWN BABY JESUS Comes an Uplifting Book Showcasing God’s Love for Children Everywhere

Bestselling author Dorena Williamson’s new children’s book, I KNOW WHO I AM (WaterBrook, 5/16/23) bursts with energy and encouragement, affirming children of every nation, culture and tribe of their God-given identity.
With powerful, yet simple “I am” statements and a diverse range of characters from India, Rwanda, Spain, New Zealand, and many more countries, the book is a beautiful reminder that all children represent the image of God and are deeply loved by Him.

For young readers ages 4-8, I KNOW WHO I AMs biblically based affirmative statements are brought to life through Dana SanMar’s bold and vibrant illustrations of scenes across the globe. This inspirational celebration of a young believer’s identity and positive self-image in Christ is a timeless must-have for every church and Christian family.
Dorena Williamson
is the bestselling author of Brown Baby Jesus, Crowned with Glory, and more children's books celebrating multiculturalism. She is also a preacher's kid, pastor's wife, and cross-cultural ministry veteran. She and her husband planted Strong Tower Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee, a faith community passionate about biblical justice and God's diverse kingdom. For more information, please visit

Dana SanMar
is a Colombian illustrator and graphic designer currently established in Atlanta. She has a BFA in graphic design from her home country and an MFA in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. For more information, please visit

Suggested Interview Questions for Dorena Williamson
1. What inspired you to write I Know Who I Am?
2. Who do you see as the readers of this book?
3. How would you describe the story and the children featured throughout it?
4. Why is it important for children to acknowledge their God-given identities?
5. How can parents help children embrace their God-given identities?
6. As a parent yourself, what has it looked like for you to affirm your children as image bearers of God?
7. What message are you most excited for children to take away from I Know Who I Am?
8. What are you working on next?

To schedule an interview or request a review copy, contact Elizabeth Groening at and Chelsea Woodward at

Contact Publicist

Elizabeth Groening,