By Felix Khanoba
One of the leading pentecostal churches in the country, Christ Embassy, has organised a book fair aimed at boosting reading culture in Nigeria.
Speaking at the ‘Loveworld Book Fair and Exhibition’ in Abuja on Monday, the Director, Christ Embassy, Abuja Ministry Centre, Rev. Tom Amenkhienan, said the event tagged ‘Fiesta of Lights’ was to commemorate this year’s World Book Day.
“This is the official opening ceremony of our one-day book fair and exhibition, showcasing the extensive range of books and audiovisual products of our ministry, LoveWorld Incorporated, as authored and taught by our prophet and man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
“Join me to salute, the author of the world’s No. 1 daily devotional, which has gone around the world with over 2.5 billion copies distributed in all 242 nations and territories, and in all three million and one cities and towns of the world since its inception in 2001, the world’s most translated book, which speaks 1,004 languages and counting, and the most impactful material globally, after the Bible – Rhapsody of Realities,” he said.
The reverend called on Nigerian parents to inculcate good reading habit on their children to ensure a better future.
Also speaking at the event, Lauretta Ovrere , Pastor in charge of Karu branch, stressed the need for family library.
Her words: “Every home should have a library, every parent should not only read but encourage their children to read.
“Truth is that all readers are leaders, because if you want to lead you have to know more than those you are leading.”
The book fair witnessed the present of the Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory, Philip Aduda, and two House of Representatives members from Edo State, Sergius Ogun and Omorodion Iyama Ogbeide.
Highpoint of the event was the cutting of the exhibition tape by the 2019 presidential candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Maj. Gen. John Gbor (Rtd) and the visit to various stands that showcase life transforming books, audio and video messages of Pastor Chris.