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Peter G. James Sinclair’s passion is to write, and to inspire others to become all that God has created them to be.

His gift is inspiration. It is the gift of the lift. It is the breath to revive from death. It is the quill to restore the will. He creates to elate. He writes books that are written to position people’s thinking for their mission. And he encourages his readers to avoid foolish books, just like one author that he admires, from the 19th Century, Thomas Carlyle.

He wrote, ‘A very small lot of books will serve to nourish a man’s mind, if he handle them well; and I have known innumerable people whose minds had gone all to ruin by reading carelessly too many books…The wisest men I have known in this world were by no means great readers - good readers, I should rather say, of a few books that were wise, having an abhorrence of all books they found to be foolish. A man gathers wisdom only from his own sincere exertions and reflections, and in this it is really not very much that other men can do for him.’

Here are Peter’s thoughts on the topic:

It has been many years now. But I, at one point in my life, started to read wisdom literature purposefully. I identified this subject and passionately pursued it. Whenever visiting a library I would avoid tens of thousands of books in order to find a jewel. I was a man on a mission, and once I found my jewel I studied it ferociously. I ate it. I drank it, as if it was liquid gold. There was something about these writings that fed my soul. I would read everything that that writer had written and once I discovered the books that they read, I added those to my reading list.

This led me on a reading journey, where I still to this day revisit back to those very same authors and group of authors time and time again, and treat with disdain everything else that appears in print.

Oh from time to time a modern writer appears whom I can identify with for a moment, but back I go to the ancients for a further top up.

As a result of that reading habit, I continue to pursue common themes - as if I have an internal radar operating within my brain that continues to feed that original reading purpose that has operated in my life for decades.

If you were to categorize these books you would call them ‘wisdom literature’.

And as the Bible (the greatest piece of Wisdom Literature ever written) clearly states in the book of Proverbs 4: 7 ‘Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.’

It is a wise thing to avoid ‘foolish books’.

So when you choose to read - read wisely. 

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