Edifying Children of a Lesser God, Answers to Life’s Existential Questions by D Dean Graves explores the universal human desire and need to overcome suffering and existential loneliness. The book delves into the nature of human experiences and how we perceive and interpret them. It emphasizes that while suffering is a common part of life, it can be eliminated by fulfilling the purpose of living. The preface introduces the concept of existential loneliness and highlights that humans are motivated to obtain something beyond basic necessities. It explores the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) on suffering and the path to escaping it. The author suggests that stress and suffering have a purpose, serving as teachers to guide us in our personal growth and development. The book emphasizes the importance of healing the mind, body, and spirit to overcome stress and suffering. It challenges conventional religious beliefs by suggesting that all of Creation is interconnected, and individuals are already part of the one infinite Creator. It encourages readers to question their perceptions and beliefs and embark on a journey of self-healing. Chapter One focuses on stress and suffering, explaining that suffering arises from a distorted self-perception and a negative interpretation of experiences. The author suggests that experiences themselves are neutral and devoid of positivity or negativity, and suffering is the result of how individuals interpret and assign meaning to their experiences. The book emphasizes that suffering can be eliminated by changing one's perception and adopting a more positive and empowering mindset. Overall, Edifying Children of a Lesser God, Answers to Life’s Existential Questions offers a perspective on the nature of human existence, the purpose of life, and the path to overcoming suffering. It encourages readers to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, with the ultimate goal of achieving bliss and a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all things.