by Joseph Knecht

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The Way of Being


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Inspired by true events, The Way of Being shows the journey of a young boy who goes into the world for the first time. In this narrative non-fiction novel, a young boy Joshua (Hebrew: Yeshua meaning Jesus) through dialogue with his father Elohim (Hebrew: Elohim meaning God) learns how to be and exist in the world. Joshua lives in a future dystopian reality where suffering permeates the nature of all beings. In the darkness, Joshua lives, but he is forever searching for the light. The light which is hidden in the most important questions of human nature.

What is fear? How to act? Is there free will? What is love, reality, and death?

Joshua will discover the answers to all of these questions. But in the end, Joshua will discover the answer to the most important question of being human, and that is the true meaning of life.

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This book will transform the way you see the world. A timeless story told through the eyes of seven mortals reveals the nature of human immortality.

Seven people shaped the way we saw the world in the past, but now they are back to reveal a higher transcendental reality in which we all live.

Written in the form of a letter to God, seven people will try to awaken your spirit to a new realization of your true nature. Seven people will tell you who you are.  

Adam, the first human from the story of Genesis will tell you how he was created. Socrates, Alexander the Great, Anna Maria, Einstein, Trump will share their wisdom, struggles, love, knowledge, and ego so that you can learn what they had learned. 

In the end, Enoch, the seventh generation from Adam, will share his visions with humanity. Enoch will reveal how the story of humanity ends. 

Short Stories

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Bridge to Heaven

The planet Earth was a boring place. It appeared that many things were happening on Earth but all things were just appearances without substance. However, that was not the worst of it all. The worst was the fact that the people who were born on Earth did not know if they were born in Heaven […]

The Angel that Cured Sickness

God who watched from beyond the heavens, one day decided to send one of his angels to Earth so that the angel could cure all the sickness of the world. Since the beginning of time, people got sick, suffered and died from countless viruses, diseases, and plagues. But now, the time had come for an […]

A Priest’s Confession

Ever since creation, human beings were born out of sin. For eternity, humanity drowned in the sins of their fathers, and eventually in their own sins. Human life was created through the union of human bodies, through the coupling of the human flesh, through the physical alliance of form that transforms the formless into form. […]

The Poor Billionaire

In a great palace surrounded by water once lived a rich billionaire. Behind the high walls of the palace, the rich billionaire lived the most lavish lifestyle. Many poor servants and serfs worked on his estate. On the other side of the palace, people lived in great poverty. All the poor people worked for the […]

Two Stories in One

Ever since a young age, Atta was a shy and timid boy. His words were reserved since he wished to serve only those who deserved his service. According to his judgment, in the time and place in which Atta was born, there were not many people deserving of his words. Thus, young Atta was withdrawn […]

This is NOT a Story

Our lives unfold in phases. Every new phase begins when the last phase has ended. During each phase of our lives, we grow our understanding of ourselves and we conquer the fears that used to conquer us. And only when we gained the highest understanding and we conquered our highest fears, we are able to […]

How to Be Unconditionally Happy

Between the light and the darkness, on the border between heaven and hell, I witnessed a conversation that became forever engraved in my edifice of memory. Between the walls of eternity, my ears discerned the whispers of two hidden forces of nature. On one hand, I heard the softspoken voice of an angel who wished […]

Life, Liberty, or pursuit of Happiness

What follows is a conversation that took place in June 1776. In times when America was fighting a war for independence from an oppressive and tyrannical government, few wise men were paving the path to their newly found freedom. Three free men were drafting a document that aimed to bring an end of an old […]

How to think for yourself

In a land far far away, in a village away from all civilization, there once lived a father who had two sons. Since the death of his wife, the father was raising his sons alone. He loved both his sons more than he loved the world. His sons become his world. Before the death of […]

Mona Lisa’s smile

At some point in our lives, we all get captivated by something that we could never explain. Someone might seduce our attention so much that in order to alleviate the tension we must capture the seducer. Or perhaps, something might enchant our spirits so much that in order to become dispirited again we must chant […]

Leap into freedom

On a rainy Monday morning, several students were sitting in a classroom. They were attentively listening to their teacher who was teaching them about the history of their country. The teacher was telling his students that many countries had tried to occupy their homeland. Many had tried but very few had succeeded in their attempts […]

The mysterious dying woman

Laying on her deathbed, an old woman was reflecting on her life. Drowning in melancholic sadness she was seeking something. She was seeking one specific thing her whole life, but as luck had it, she couldn’t find that which she sought. In these dying times, in time of complete desperation, she gathered all the strength […]