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Day 1860 – A Truly Good Book – Daily Wisdom
7th March 2022 • Wisdom-Trek © • H. Guthrie Chamberlain, III
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Welcome to Day 1860 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

A Truly Good Book – Daily Wisdom

Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1860 of our trek, and it’s time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. So we are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today’s trek as we increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Proverbs 16:16 says, "How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!" If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget. Today’s quote is from Florence Allshorn, and it is, “A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.”

A Truly Good Book

Have you ever been reading an enthralling book that is so difficult that hours will go by without you realizing it? It is as if you were one of the characters in that book, living in that place and time. I enjoy such books, whether fiction or non-fiction. Movies can be the same way, and I tend to be more fascinated with movies or books based on actual events. In recent years, I have switched over almost entirely to audiobooks to listen to them while working outside or doing a myriad of other tasks. I especially enjoy the Sci-Fi genre based in space. I imagine myself being ported off to galaxies unknown and far away. Books and movies allow us to be transported into other people’s lives and worlds. Books that stir us to be better, live better, encourage, care for, and love others more profoundly go beyond just reading. They move us to act on what we have read. Being moved to change does not result in change unless we choose to change. There is one book, often referred to as “The Good Book,” which is a collection of books, letters, and poems; the Bible should radically change us to the point where we are no longer satisfied with just reading it, but are moved to live according to its precepts. It should motivate us to live so that others will see our lives and know that we have been changed from the inside out. Philippians 4:4-9 Always be full of joy in the Lord.  I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do.  Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.  Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.  Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing.  Then the God of peace will be with you. As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy. If you would like to listen to any of our past 1859 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day’s trek will be downloaded automatically. If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called Wisdom Notes, please email me at Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through the Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this trek together, let us always:
  1. Live Abundantly (Fully)
  2. Love Unconditionally
  3. Listen Intentionally
  4. Learn Continuously
  5. Lend to others Generously
  6. Lead with Integrity
  7. Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for more daily wisdom!