Tafadzwa Zimoyo - Arts Reporter
Author Blessmore Mandevhana’s book entitled ‘‘God Is the Answer’’ will be launched this Friday at Harare Club.
The 106-page book focuses on the teachings of the Lord and how to live as a servant of God in any portfolio you serve.
It highlights the basic principles of the word according to the Bible with themes such as love, seeding, giving and prayer dominating the discourse.
In an interview, the 22-year-old writer said he was happy with the launch preparations.
“So far the preparations are at an advanced stage with those invited confirming. It will be a star studded event.
“My life revolves around writing. I write about Christianity not because people don’t know about it but to remind them about leading principled lives,” he said.
He said the event would see renowned authors, pastors and corporate organizations and several musicians in attendance. Gospel musician Farai Shelton is expected to serenade guests with his music.
The Business Management and Information Technology, Catholic University student says he has written many books although some are yet to be published.
“I started writing at a tender age. I have written about four books but ‘God Is the Answer’ is the first to be published. I love to motivate the youth to think positively in everything they do.
He however, said his journey has not been without challenges.
“There are a lot of challenges in this industry with financial constraints and lack of support being the major ones, but you need to focus,” he said.
His passion for writing has enabled him to overcome all challenges.
“Writing is about passion. My role model is my father Rev Dr Mandevhana. He chose to name me Rutendo because he had faith in me.
“I am also inspired by societal settings and Jonathan Ralph Kadurira, founder member of Mindblower Children Fund, gave me the courage not to back down,” he said.
Mandevhana is a strong United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship (UMYF) member who has since started working on his biography.
He grew up in Mutare and did his academic education at Widdecombe Primary School.