The Truth About Who We Are: Letter to My Grandchildren

As his forty-year career in ministry comes to an end, Douglas Brouwer finds himself wondering about one of the oldest questions there is: who am I? To find his true identity, Brouwer undertakes extensive genealogical research, probes the meaning of his family name, explores his ethnic heritage, asks what genealogies are for (biblical genealogies and his own), reflects on the meaning of his DNA testing, and tells sometimes-unflattering family stories. In the end, he arrives at one of the most basic answers it’s possible to give about our identity as human beings created in the image and likeness of God. The Truth About Who We Are is written as a letter from Brouwer to his grandchildren, but the story is a universal one. The answer he discovers at the end applies to all.