REVEREND Toggy Tapera Chivaviro has launched a booklet on prayer and fasting.
Titled 14 Days That Will Change Your Life, the booklet was launched at the Anglican Cathedral Gardens in Harare last week.
Chivaviro said the booklet parleys on the basic teachings on prayer and fasting.
“Pastors meet people with different spiritual issues, some of which need a combination of fasting and praying as an approach to the spiritual discipline and this book gives education on why fasting and praying are important in solving spiritual issues,” Chivaviro said.
“Through the years, I have learnt that many people have never been taught about fasting and prayer, and many have, therefore, never fasted and prayed.”
Chivaviro said pastors continuously had tight schedules that they ran out of time to accommodate many people for some teachings and the booklet would come as a relief as one could go through the teachings on his or her own.
This becomes Chivaviro’s third publication after The Devil Exposed (2003) and Love, Marriage and Sex (2012).
The booklet launch also coincided with the double launch of his eight-track audio and DVD album called Ishe Taungana Hymnal Worship Vol 14 which Chivaviro describes as a spiritual offering with a mixture of hymns from different churches.
“We have discovered that our traditional hymns are slowly fading and to us, recording them in their traditional way and not the contemporary style is part of preserving a heritage,” Chivaviro said.
The DVD album was shot in seven countries in different scenes in France, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Ishe Taungana Hymnal Worship Vol 14 is the ninth recorded album from the artiste who has won a number of awards.
Among them is the Musica Peace Award which he jointly won with Alick Macheso and the late Ephat Mujuru in 2000, SABC’s 2010 Crown Gospel Awards where he was voted third in the Best of Africa category, and Christian Network of South Africa for his book Relationships, Sex and Marriage in 2012.
Chivaviro has worked with some of South Africa’s renowned musician like Buhle Nhlangu, Zodwa Twecu and Thabiso Mhloi.