Lusaka Journalist publishes book on TB Jushua’s authenticity

Book cover TB JoshuaA Lusaka based journalist Chrispa Mulenga has published a book which analyses the authenticity of Prophet TB Joshua, the controversial Nigerian clergyman who was recently named as one of Africa’s most 50 influential figures.

Prophet Joshua whose full names are Temitope Balogun Joshua is the General overseer of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN). Prophet Joshua is one of the most popular clergymen in Africa and has a huge following in Zambia.

Titled ‘Is TB Joshua A True Prophet Of God?’, the book which also includes one-to-one interviews with Prophet Joshua analyzes the Nigerian clergyman from his critics’, fans’, science and the Bible’s point of views.

The author of the book, Mulenga is the proprietor and editor of “The Church” Newspaper- a fast growing weekly Christian newspaper started in November 2012 and circulated in Lusaka and 25 other commercial towns.

Mulenga explains in a statement that he wrote the book not to criticize or praise the Nigerian prophet but to provide the much needed information relating to Prophet Joshua.

“Truth is, Prophet Joshua is a controversial individual not only in his native Nigeria but also Africa and the world in general. Here in Zambia, the mere mention of his name sparks lots of interest and unending debates,” Mulenga states.

He adds: “…In as far as I know, all these things happen because there is something unusual about Prophet Joshua.  It is this ‘something’ that I am trying to establish in this book.

“Some say this ‘something’ lies in his connection to the occult world. They say it is the same ‘something’ that the devil probably gave to Michael Jackson or Lady Gaga so that they can be popular.

“Many others, though, think this ‘something’ lies in his connection to the Living God. The God all of us worship. They say the man is like all of us but was somehow gifted with great anointing and wisdom by the Lord. That’s what this book is all about.”

The 98 paged book is currently available at major bookshops and newspaper stands in the Lusaka Central business district.