Title: As The Rest Heal My Heart
Author: Joannes Rhino
About The Author
Born in Indonesia, Joannes Rhino was educated at the local state school until graduation in 1998 and continued to study in Hospitality University. Having no literature experiences whatsoever, he managed to publish his first novel “Etzhara” by the biggest traditional publisher in Indonesia and took him as one of the best young writers under thirty at Khatulistiwa Literary Award in 2009. His second psychological novel “Dream”, however, was the one that made him an overnight success. He then began to receive many invitations to attend book signings, talk shows, radio interviews and other literary activities. His Amazon Best Seller in suspense fiction, “The Unseen Face”, brought him to be an international author. He is now working full-time as an Editor, while at the same time doing freelance projects as a Ghostwriter and Scriptwriter.
In As The Rest Heal My Heart, Joannes Rhino bares his soul for us again…this time emerging as a survivor. Rhino demonstrates the power of strength, healing, and love amidst the debilitating sorrow of loss. He teaches us that we matter, we are loved, and we deserve a second chance to create a fulfilling and happy life.
“As The Rest Heal My Heart” by Joannes Rhino is a book of poetry that speaks of the sadness and torment of the soul and how the soul tries to fight what threatens to bring it down.
In spite of the sad theme, the tone of the poems is insistent and upbeat, in keeping with how the soul still believes in the healing power of love. The rhythm is easy on the mind, the words lyrical and meanings deep. The use of font interestingly enhances the theme, especially in the first half of the book.
The reader comes out in the end with hope in the heart and a desire to rise above the travails of life.