We Are Life

Non-Fiction - Environment
86 Pages
Reviewed on 10/29/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Author Peter Griffiths was born in rural Queensland, Australia, in 1945. After retirement he began working through his ’to do’ list, which included sorting through a jumble of old notes that he had been inspired to write over the years. He found that when read cohesively, these notes shone with a strength and credibility that he had not previously been aware of. Reading and rereading them gradually opened his mind to a much broader view of life and the world we live in. Bringing together these ideas has allowed them to settle and to meld together into a larger and more cohesive story. We are Life is a result of this awakening, and now, almost a year after it was written, a sequel is also coalescing.

Life on earth has taken billions of years to reach the point where the human species has attained such dominance. We have achieved this by standing on the shoulders of both previous and current life forms. Humans, in our default role as the dominant species of life, must now accept our planetary caretaking responsibilities. We can be part of the solution that enables the network of life on earth to grow and flourish, or we can be part of the problem that dismantles and disrupts this balance and diversity. Life as we know it will not continue to exist if we damage and destroy the network of lifeforms that is the foundation for all life on earth, including our own.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

We Are Life by Peter Griffiths is a non-fiction theology book that explores the complex ties between ourselves as humans and the entirety of life in all of its many forms on earth. Griffiths begins with a story of his relative youth with a farmer who was an adept water diviner in his native Australia, a small experience alongside a handful of conversations that had a profound effect on a young man's perception of energy and connectivity. A few years later Griffiths has a flash of insight—a vision—giving cause for much deeper, much more meaningful looks into life energy and life force over the next five decades. Spread throughout ten chapters, Griffiths describes his perspective on our bodies, origin, and purpose, Mother Nature and our sense of self, spirituality, religion, and death, and the sustainability of humanity into the future.

Peter Griffiths writes with a relatable voice that makes We Are Life easy to understand, no small task for a book meant to assist in understanding the meaning of life. There's an authenticity to Griffiths' method of writing that made me feel like I was having a conversation with a friend, and this is where I believe my level of trust and comfort was extended above and beyond where it would normally lie with another less skilled writer. What I found most interesting was the biological science employed in a great deal of the connections made, particularly as it applied to Mother Nature and the chapter on whether or not she has an agenda. Her predisposition to heal and balance gives us the answer even if we are unable to grasp something so much greater than us. If anyone can explain it in a way that brings you over to the light side, it's going to be Peter Griffiths. Very highly recommended.

Mamta Madhavan

We Are Life by Peter Griffiths looks into the theories surrounding life with a unique perception and reveals the connection between the earth, humanity, and 'life energy'. The author speaks about writing down his insights and when he started reviewing them, he noticed many patterns and ideas fitted together and brought out various interesting insights. The book that follows is a collection of the notes which says the origin of all life is life energy itself which was given different names at different times; the Universal Mind, Mother Nature, Infinite Intelligence, the Soul, and the Universal Life Force. Life is interconnected and interdependent, and each one of us is part of something greater. Life energy is a natural energy that powers all life on earth through the life force, and the book gives answers to the basic fundamental questions that crop up in the minds of readers.

I like the way Peter Griffiths has handled the subject. It will make readers think and give them an awareness of life and how the various environments on earth will be in balance and sustainable, planet-wide. The author's words will make readers realize that they are all part of Mother Nature and if they cannot bring a sustainable balance to the planet, then Mother Earth will do it. The author speaks of many concepts and how these helped him become aware of the natural world. Reading the book gives readers a unique understanding of life and is also a good way for readers to find a way to be part of future solutions instead of being part of a problem.

Lesley Jones

Many of us often wonder what is the meaning of life. What should our mission be while we are here on earth? What is the difference between consciousness and the unconscious mind? What happens when we die? What are the differences between religion and spirituality? As our environment evolves, what is the future for mankind? During his 75 years of life experience, Peter Griffiths shares the pivotal moments and people who have come into his life and provoked a deep need to answer these questions in We Are Life. After his retirement, he stumbled upon a treasure trove of old thoughts, ideas, and theories regarding the meaning of life. Although there are many aspects of the universe that we do not yet understand, there is credible evidence of unexplained energy that we all possess. Discover how we can utilize this energy as well as the insights, instincts, and significant ideas as they occur - not only for our benefit but the future of generations to come. Discover the huge capabilities our minds possess and learn how we can utilize these effectively. As humanity is facing a crossroads in regards to social, environmental, and developments in technology, how can we adapt our mindset for the benefit of the planet, nature, and mankind?

The content of this well-written and profound book is very uplifting. Peter Griffiths' insights are truly inspiring and encouraging. This is a real education in self-awareness and how we can improve our sub-conscious mind. There are so many aspects of We Are Life that I thoroughly enjoyed. The chapter around Mother Nature and how she repairs the imbalance of the environment was so interesting. The differences between spirituality and religion were perfectly explained and, as a spiritual person myself, I found great comfort in Peter's theory. The analogy he used to explain the invisible energy that we all possess was perfect. I totally agreed with his viewpoint on how the education system is drowning out individualism. I also enjoyed the chapter on consciousness and self immensely; his explanations throughout are so easily understood. Peter's wisdom and intellect on this subject were refreshing and compelling. I cannot wait for his second book derived from the remainder of his profound and thought-provoking notes.