Ye Are the Body of Christ presents a deep understanding of the human body to explain biblical concepts pertinent to the body of Christ. When the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:27 concludes, “Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular,” this somehow echoes the words of King David in Psalms 139:14, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Paul’s comparison of the functioning of the natural body to the spiritual one gives insight into the conversations that must have taken place between “the apostle of the gospel of uncircumcision” and “the beloved physician, Luke.”
In Ye Are the Body of Christ, a book tagged by some as being the first of its kind, the author skillfully uses his deep knowledge of the human body to prove biblical points concerning the Godhead, the meaning of the Crucifixion, and the biblical heart, and to demonstrate the significance of multiple diseases that have plagued humanity throughout the ages. How important is vision, naturally and spiritually speaking? How does our immune system correlate to the spiritual life? Is leprosy in the Bible the same as “modern leprosy”? What is the hidden message behind HIV/AIDS? Why do we develop cancer? Will we ever find a cure for cancer? What is the body of Christ? How should the body of Christ function? How should we care for the body of Christ?
It is amazing how the author, who is both a physician and a minister of the gospel, can effortlessly navigate through his understanding of the human body and the magnificence of the spiritual realm. Once you understand the different aspects covered in Ye Are the Body of Christ, your walk with God will never be the same.
The Silent Song displays a collection of poems where the author is showing another step, another level in his quest toward reaching spiritual growth and maturity. In that sense, it can be considered as a complement to what has started in the author’s previously published poetry book, Gemstone. The author uses his skills in poetry to depict a rich spiritual life where despite the tests and trials of life, one can keep his composure, tame his spirit and maintain an inner peace. One’s life always speaks louder than just his words. A silent preacher living a righteous and holy life can say more by his actions than an eloquent one that relies mainly on his words to influence people around him. Someone once said, “I’d rather see a sermon than hear one.” In this regard, may The Silent Song be an inspiration to you all.
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.
When Dr. Joel Hilaire’s sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer, the news hit him hard. As a doctor, Hilaire was familiar with diagnosing others, but seeing it happen to someone he was so close with was overwhelming. His sister-in-law’s grace and dignity through this disease inspired Hilaire to shed the stethoscope and sit in the patient’s chair to see a new perspective. “On the Other Side of the Desk” (published by iUniverse) is Hilaire’s true account of four individuals battling cancer.
“Cancer is among the top 10 leading causes of death in the world and is second only to heart diseases in the United States,” Hilaire says. “The more we understand about cancer, the better we can protect ourselves and break this cycle of death by this vicious disease.”
The book is split between the accounts of two people with pancreatic cancer and two with breast cancer.
“On the Other Side of the Desk” demonstrates how cancer affects people from all walks of life. Most of all, it reveals the four individuals four different approaches for dealing with their fight against cancer as they fall back on psychological, spiritual, cultural and philosophical support.
Fantaisie de ma Jeunesse représente l’histoire d’une vie simplement vécue, un rêve modeste et innocent. Elle traduit la quête de l’auteur vers l’Absolu et la Spiritualité, le désir d’aimer et d’être aimé, sa confiance dans l’Amitié et sa compassion face à la souffrance des uns et des autres. Fantaisie de ma Jeunesse, mon histoire, votre rêve…
Fantasia of my Youth represents the story of a life simply lived, a modest and an innocent dream. It translates the quest of the author toward the Absolute and Spirituality, the desire to love and to be loved, his confidence toward Friendship and his compassion before the sufferings of others. Fantasia of my Youth, my story, your dream…