|Manenji: Young Christian with a passion for writing|
|Wednesday, 18 July 2012 00:00|
Edgar Moyana Christian Entertainment
Among such youths is Kudzaishe Alois Manenji, a Lower Sixth student at Kutama College and a member of the Anglican Church, who recently published a book titled “7 Keys to Becoming a Good Christian: The Great Connection”.
The student, who also co-authored a book titled “Power of the Holy Spirit” which was published last year by Teenage Ambassadors, claims to have a passion for the gospel, and wrote his book which aims to guide people seeking to renew their relationship with God. What is mainly interesting about this young author is the fact that despite being only 17, he already shows a zeal for the gospel at a time when other teenage youths are preoccupied with secular entertainment. After reading his 140-page book, one is drawn to appreciate the author’s grasp of the scriptures coupled with his ability to illustrate ideas with examples borrowed from his personal life experiences.
Published by Veriest Solutions International in May this year, the book “7 Keys to Becoming a Good Christian; The Great Connection” comprises seven chapters which explore seven principles needed to produce a good Christian who can be a positive influence to others.
thoughts and confessions, and praise and worship are principles which if applied can help prepare a Christian for heaven.
The book begins by explaining in the first chapter how prayer and fasting are important components needed by Christians to bring them closer to God.
According to Manenji, instead of applying Bible principles in dealing with life’s problems, many Christians sought to apply their own methods or wisdom which consequently expose weaknesses in their faith and relationship with God.
While applying Bible principles in one’s daily life may be difficult for many due to wrong influences received from other forms of media, in his book, Manenji explains how studying the Bible regularly help Christians to resist sin by adjusting their lives according to the Bible. Manenji’s book also stresses the need to trust in God who alone has power to deal with any situation in life and who promises to carry out his word to those who trust in him.
Asked if he planned to be a full-time writer in the future, Manenji said writing Christian books was a calling for him which he had responded to as a young Christian adding that he has a passion for preaching the gospel.