by Joël Hilaire, M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/26/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781546221784
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781546221760
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781546221777

About the Book

Gemstone is a cluster of poems designed to encourage, enlighten, inspire, and comfort. Gemstone is mainly based on the author’s belief and deep trust in the Word of God, especially when it comes to the power of friendship and love. Someone from his church commented, “Your poems are always great messages written artistically.” Another one stated, “Your poems are very spiritual in context, and I know that is not an error.” Some of the poems are the result of observation; others are the product of counseling with people facing stressful moments in their lives. Although at times a poem can transpire a gamut of human feelings and emotions when a heart is faced with the ups and downs of life, it can shine some rays of hope on us in the end. A leap of faith always transcends fear and doubt. Gemstone’s variety and composition is a delight, and its musicality is appealing to the ears. Overall, Gemstone offers good thoughts for meditation, and it is an inspiration for a better tomorrow. Other publications by Dr. Joël Hilaire include: On the Other Side of the Desk (2005) Fantaisie de ma Jeunesse (2011 – French poetry) Ye Are the Body of Christ (2017)

About the Author

Born in Port-au-Prince, Dr. Joël Hilaire studied for elementary school at Notre Dame du Sacré Coeur and for High School at Juvénat Collège and at Centre d’Etudes Secondaires. He was greatly influenced by the erudition of Dr. Pradel Pompilus, one of his teachers, considered along with Father Raphael Berrou as the fathers of the Haitian literature. In August 1986, he graduated from the School of Medicine and de Pharmacy and specialized in Internal medicine before migrating to the United States. For over two decades, he had labored in different areas in the medical field. He is in his 29th year of marriage to his wife, Claire; he is also in his tenth year since being ordained the pastor of Orlando Gospel Assembly.