PROLIFIC author and cleric Pride Sibiya has urged Zimbabweans and their leaders to develop a vibrant reading culture as that was critical for effective leadership. Speaking ahead of the launch of his latest book, Double Honour Servants of God, scheduled for tomorrow, the Chitungwiza-based Glory Ministries’ founder and president said ignorance was costly.
BY ALBERT MASAKA
“I would like to tell the world that the Bible says that my people perish for lack of knowledge. It is important to be readers. One man of old said if you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Ignorance is very, very expensive,” he said.
“I would like to encourage the leaders as well to read. If you stop reading, you stop leading. It’s important for us to read and gain knowledge as the Bible says. They should not just read anything. There is need to select what is important.”
Sibiya, who has written six books to date, ventured into church ministry in 1994. He said he had always had a passion for writing and the latest book was a cry for God’s servants.
“The new book is a cry for genuine servants of God. We have seen a marked rise in abuses in the church, which has led people to run away from the church and to turn a negative eye on the church and the servants of God,” he said.
“So, this book comes to reinforce the point that there are still true servants of God that need to be honoured according to what the Bible says.”
The book launch, which will be held at Ablaze Church in Unit D, Seke, will be attended by several renowned personalities including guest of honour, Alexander Chisango, and Moonlight Funeral Services’s chief executive officer, Chomi Makina.
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A University of Zimbabwe and Domboshawa Theological College graduate, Sibiya is well-known for his many articles on diverse Christian subjects that have appeared in various publications.