GWERU - Bishop Michael Mateta of the Family of God Church in Gweru has published a book titled 'So you want to get married? Read this First' to give young unmarried people critical matrimonial foresight.
Bishop Mateta told TellZim News the book, which was written in 2015 and published in Botswana in March this year, can currently be found at Harvest House bookshop in Bulawayo and Scripture Union bookshop in Gweru.
"The book teaches the youth not to mess up their lives with wrong spousal choices but to go up in prayer when choosing their life partners, the need to honour cultural customs like paying lobola and to respect in rules of conduct before and after marriage," said Bishop Mateta.
Most of the work and the contents of the book were taken from the teachings of his spiritual father, the founder of the church; Prophet Andrew Wutawunashe whom he said has been guiding him over the years.
"I am very sure this book can help anybody who spares some time to read it. It contains valuable information which helps to prevent some common yet costly mistakes that people make prior to marriage and thereafter," Bishop Mateta said.
He thanked his wife Tsvakai Mateta and Lindo Morolong from Botswana whom he credited for playing vital roles by supporting him up until the book got published.
"I want to continue teaching generations to come through written work because written work cannot be misquoted. I desire to see the youth observing their cultural and Christian values when it comes to marriage and all the important facets of their lives," Bishop Mateta said.entertainment