Juseb Torie

Biography

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A poem for you:

A Human Life
To Albert Camus and to King Solomon of old

A man is born in a cage of flesh and bones
and passions, sentenced there for life.
Some also add bars of feared gold,
or of steel all around him.

Neither war, nor victory,
Nor wealth, nor even death,
which is a total loss of fleshly health,
can free a man completely.

A man can only become
completely free,
when he is born
to God’s wildly infinite love.

Juseb Torie, 2016

Small time writers as I am are often tempted to use big words, but the real test of our beliefs and talk is what we do and not just what we say, as Jesus proved with His own life and blood!...
... I wish I would be more like Him.

I share an indie view of Christianity based on the light of Jesus' words and deeds, plus some of my own few experiences in that context. I don't belong to any particular group or organization.

Really, I write for a 'dying'. Once I finish what I have to learn about this life and hopefully what I would like to write about Jesus, I can go Home.

Looking forward to seeing you there too... someday!

My Quest
I think I should tell you a little about my life, how I got to be the way I am, and where my ideas came from. First of all, I want to tell you about my quest.

My quest is also an open invitation to join forces to find and defend the truth, no strings attached! In the meantime, whether with others or alone, I will continue to follow the path of my teacher, master, savior and dearest ‘bestest’ friend, Jesus, who taught that the meek will inherit the earth and that love, wisdom and justice will cover it as the waters cover the seas. You are welcome to read on, if you are interested.

My quest begins that day I was standing on a high cliff by the ocean, and I decided to jump. (That isn’t my quest, BTW, just chapter 22 of my life). By then, I had lost all interest and passion for life. I had been successful in art biz (considerably for my age, at 22) and in love (got lots of it) and I was left wondering whether there was anything beyond that. Was that all that life could offer? To accumulate pats on the back, applause, things, experiences and pleasures until we depart this earth? Was that all the world and life have to offer? And if the ‘success’ I have gotten so far and the far out life I have led didn’t satisfy, could more of it satisfy? If there was more beyond those ‘achievements’, what was it? I couldn't find the answer!

Just before taking that final bad step someone, out of the blue, showed up and without me saying a word, told me this, ‘Sometimes you feel as if nothing really matters, as if there is nothing left to find or to live for, but don’t give up, the answer is all around you!’ The stranger of clear eyes turned around and left me there –perplex, not being able to even utter a word of thanks or a question- and went back and sat under the shade of a tree and continued to read a book.

I could neither jump, nor go back to the stranger and ask: What answer? I found, instead, a set of steps carved on the rock and descended to the sea shore of the Pacific Ocean –what it should have been by then my landing strip, some 60 yards below where I have been standing when the stranger spoke to me. As I sat on one of the stones by the sea, I discovered that I was surrounded by life. Hurried crabs crisscrossed the surface of the rocks, under a rain of surf breaking on them. Jellyfish thrown to the shore by the powerful waves, lay there as hopelessly as I felt –I thought- perhaps waiting for another wave to take them back to their sea. They were like a living mass of transparent, breathing substance, waiting. Seagulls floated in the wings of the same wind that seemed to entice the waves to soak my clothes and my long curly hair. My fascination grew by the minute. Who or what was taking care of all these marvels and creatures? What was their purpose to be there and what was my purpose? I had to find out!

A few hours later, as the sun was setting in the west, I was heading east, back to a small resort town near the ocean. I looked back at intervals hoping to see the silhouette of the stranger again, but was nowhere to be found. The town was a meeting point of young travelers –like I was-, surfers, backpackers, and a number of curious locals trying to understand what had taken over their once tranquil paradise on earth.

To make this short, it was no long after that experience that I got in touch with Jesus, and He answered all those questions I used to have and many more. The simple bottom-line answer was to accept His love and spread it as much as one could. In the end, I left those few things I have not left yet, including my past, and launched into a journey that have taken me to live in a number of countries in several continents. My quest was –and still is- to share with those interested to know the love and life I have found, and how they could find it too, especially with those that have never had a chance to know about Jesus. The more I shared, the more I learned and the more I found a great spiritual
freedom and zest for life.

Then, after many years, a newer added quest knocked at the doors of my life. The quest is to help people who already believe in God and in a Creator not to be ashamed of their faith, specifically, when they talk about creation, science and the amazing universe He has made for us. It started when someone loaned me a book called the ‘Case for a Creator’, by Lee Strobel. The book is brilliant and I admired the way it was written. I imagined that he was having a great impact on many who, as he had also done, have looked down on faith or in the words of Jesus, as if they were only for uneducated, non-intelligent persons. I also imagined that his type of readers would have found in his writings much more than I have found, as I already have found Jesus in my youth.

I have suggested Strobel’s books to many who, as he was, were struggling between believing either man or God, between believing the universe was born out of the chaos of an explosion and annihilations or it was carefully, lovingly and wisely designed. Many have thanked me over and over for the tip. Obviously, they found truth in those pages, as well as intelligent encouragement to try by themselves the words of Jesus, that bring wisdom, intelligence, peace, love and life in abundance.

However, I was surprised to find that many of the comments online from people raving about how much Strobel’s work had helped them, were from people who have known God or about Jesus for years. Yet, until reading his books they hadn’t found the answers to intellectual questions and points that Strobel made so clear. That helped me to realize that many people who believe in God were struggling about whom to believe, the media and their former ‘science’ teachers and books in school, or the Scriptures they have been in contact with for years. Those people –unlike Strobel- have believed in Jesus, either from their upbringing or from their Christian traditions.

Since that time, I started writing down the thoughts I had about our beautifully designed and intelligent universe. The pages multiplied, as I added many of the contradictions I have found -and keep finding- in the often irrational narratives circulating and being marketed in the make-believe world of non-intelligent ‘accidental modern’ science, specifically about the unique industrial era Western born narratives of evolution and the ‘Standard’ Model of cosmology.

Hence, my original quest expanded to also help believers in God in their struggle against those who believe that everything we experience is a meaningless accident born of chaos and guided by the need to eliminate the weaker and the unfit. I decided to help to identify the signature of the infinite loving force and Creator who guides the universe. Eventually, those notes became the ebook: ‘Brainy Universe… and You?’

I welcome you to also join the quest of discovering and offering an intelligent view of the universe that shows the beauty of it, the advanced intelligent design in it and the magnificent purpose for it to those who believe in God and to those who don’t, as long as they are open to see.

This quest has many powerful antagonists, including, many among those who control vast resources of the media and of the earmarked funds for scientific ‘research’ plus their clever-clever employees. They propagandize incessantly their non-intelligent, brutish and selfish agendas to defend their vested interests and cruel ‘scientific’ master-plan for humanity. They try to smash any opponent or dissenter with floods of propaganda and accusations 'of ‘believing myths and legends and fairy tales’. You already know that. I beg to differ. They obviously haven’t stopped to think carefully about their own narrative and sci-fi so-called ‘valid and accepted’ scientific explanations!

I am not calling you to join any group or association, neither fund-raising campaigns, of which I represent none and offer none (although, you could purchase some of my 'for sale' ebooks), but to join in the search for the truth at any cost and by defending it and spreading it, so that those who are also searching for it can find it. I believe we can do more together, by sharing our findings and search for truth!
I know many will be able to contribute better, higher, more intelligent and more loving answers than my claims and –in any case- a better and more intelligent and scientific way than the claims of the big-dog-eat-small-dog philosophy, and their claim that the cruelest, the more brutish; the more evil will conquer and keep the earth for their inheritance.

I offer you these ideas and ideals and call you to rise up and fight bravely and intelligently for your faith.

Sincere regards,

Juseb

Smashwords Interview

For you, what's life?
Life for me is a great school, for everyone involved. We are here to learn to love and to learn to live in peace with God and with as many others as possible, whether we ever learn it or not. I feel that is impossible to find 'true peace' and live in peace with others without making our peace with God first. Once we do that, we can find the peace that endures the greatest storms of life, even almost enjoying them.
For me, once I finish what I have to learn about this life and write about Jesus, I can go on, finally. Looking forward to seeing you in that much better world too... someday!
What about spirituality, religion, and Jesus?
Those three are different things.
I have believed in Jesus since I was young -with a few years lapse during my teenage years-. I don't belong to any particular group or organization. I am an 'indie' follower of Jesus, His words and His Love! I hope you don't mind. He doesn't! I have found that it doesn't matter too much to what group a person belongs to, or to which human shade of color, or special characteristics, but it is their love for others, for life and for God (for those who have found Him already) that in the end makes the greatest difference and count the most. It seems that the heart is the fountain of love, life and wisdom, rather than those other social circumstances.
When Jesus said to love our enemies -and not only our friends and our neighbors- He broke the molds of race, social groups, religions and every other division. What a challenge to do that! The ante is upped by the fact that most of our apparent enemies still look at us as ‘their real’ enemies, no matter what we might do or say. I think that's one of the explanations of why we need God's love so much and of why His love is so BIG! Think of it, His love is big enough to even love His enemies and our enemies!
I share an indie view of Christianity based on the light of Jesus' words and deeds, plus some of my own few experiences in that context.
I have met and got to know people with great love for others in many places of the world. They had different faiths or system of beliefs, but they shared -without knowing it- that passion for living in peace and for enjoying the life we are given while loving, helping and respecting others. Some would go to extremes in the pursuit of respecting small and big creatures that crossed their paths.
I feel that following Jesus' calling and following Him is the single most important decision I have made in life, for which I left behind everything I had or that I could have had.
I received back so much more.
Small time writers as I am are often tempted to use big words, but the real test of our beliefs and sermons is what we do and not just what we say, as Jesus proved with His own life and blood!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Juseb Torie online


Books

Spacetime Light-Speed Trap
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,520. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
The ‘Spacetime Light-Speed Trap’ (The Intimate Life of Galaxies) exposes one of the biggest ‘Standard’ Model’s theoretical traps. Find why Einstein contributed to the contradiction that keeps cosmologists interpreting the universe upside down. Discover wonders of the solar system’s gravitational balance, our intelligently designed galaxy, Black Holes’ smart and beneficial mechanisms ... and more!
Brainy Universe... and You?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 160,400. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science
“Brainy Universe... and You?” by J. Torie is an unrelenting attack on the contradictions of “Standard’ Model Cosmology and offers an array of new, thought-provoking Intelligent Design arguments in the setting of informal debate-like science chats. It claims also that the ‘Patrons of Science’ (sic) finance, control and exploit the media, education and scientific research for their own benefit.
与耶稣交谈
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
就像婴儿学着倾听及与父母和他人交谈一样,我们也能学会听神的声音。这完全是一样的过程...我们能学着听和理解神的声音就像婴儿学着理解围绕他或她周围的事情,不需要“特殊的”天才或到学校学习或其他什么…(This is the Simplified Chinese version of the now famous book TALK WITH JESUS, by Juseb Torie. The English version is about 15.000 words long). Just as a baby learns to listen and to talk with his parents and with others, so can we learn to listen to God’s voice! It is really the same process...
Paul And James! Paul Betrays God's Spirit in Jerusalem!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,600. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
When Paul went to Jerusalem -defying multiple warnings of God (Acts chapter 21)- and tried to please the elders of the Hebrew Christians led by James, the Lord's brother, it was the beginning of many distortions and misperceptions regarding Jesus' message. Since then, institutionalized Christianity had further compromised for political, material or 'evangelical' advantages. Learn more...
Freedom In God's Spirit
Price: Free! Words: 25,990. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
Is sex good or bad, and why did God create it. Are women spiritually inferior to men or there is no difference between male and female through Jesus. Were the Bible heroes perfect and sinless, or they also made some terrible mistakes? And why does scripture tells us about those mistakes? Learn about these and much more in Freedom in God's Spirit.
Jesus My Gospel
Price: Free! Words: 27,950. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
God is not our enemy or an angry boss finding fault with what we do, or with the way we are. Instead, He tries to excuse us for our faults and makes many good things happen around us to cheers us up. In fact, -and typical of His kindness and love-, He prepared for each one of us a free ticket to Heaven… And as Jesus already paid for it, you can receive yours without any delay or hindrance.
Eternal Life For The Unsaved
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,960. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophets
Jesus said the Meek will receive the earth as their inheritance. But who are these Meek? They couldn't be the Saved, who will receive 'Heaven' as their inheritance. He said that the Righteous will receive a Kingdom because they helped some of "the least of my brethren". They earned those rewards because of good deeds they have done and not by grace. Learn more about these amazing statements...
Talk With Jesus
Price: Free! Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
You can learn to talk, listen to and understand Jesus' voice just as you learned to understand your parents' voice. Wouldn't it be strange if the Creator of everything couldn’t talk? Or couldn’t hear? Thankfully, the Lord is neither deaf nor dumb and wants to talk with us! In fact -as most parents do- He can hardly wait until we are able to chat with Him. Find out how to in Talk With Jesus!

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