Wednesday, August 26, 2009

4-in-1 Review: "Moments of..."

Moments of Indulgence
By Bonnie Jensen
Illustration by Julie Sawyer
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Published: 2005
ISBN-13: 9781593106195
96 pages

Synopsis from the back cover: Chocolate... shopping... pedicures... great conversation... "Indulge" in the luxuries and whimsies of life with your girlfriends and revel in the carefree delights of friendship.

Two most favourite quotes from this book:
  1. Girlfriends are gifts from God, and the beauty within them is His reflection.
  2. The secret of a full and happy life is to wake up every morning with the intention of doing as much as we can to nurture the friendships God has given us. In no time at all the joy will begin to pour in... and our days will be filled with His goodness.
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Moments of Adventure
By Bonnie Jensen
Illustration by Julie Sawyer
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Published: 2005
ISBN-13: 9781593106218
96 pages

Synopsis from the back cover: Shopping sprees... cooking class... chick flicks... scrapbooking... Embark on an "adventure" with your girlfriends and embrace the pleasures of exhilarating spirit of friendship.

Two most favourite quotes from this book:
  1. Each of our friends brings something wonderful into our lives. It is our gift to them to encourage their uniqueness, affirm their uniqueness, affirm their strengths, and appreciate the happiness they add to our days.
  2. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival value; rather is one of those things that gives value to survival. - C. S. Lewis
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Moments of Innocence
By Bonnie Jensen
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Published: 2004
ISBN-13: 9781593103637
96 pages

Synopsis from the back cover: Jumping ropes... playing with dolls... giggling... Journey back to your childhood and discover anew the pleasures of friendship in its purest form.

My one most favourite quote from this book:
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, tie your shoes.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, read the news.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, go upstairs.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say your prayers.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out the lights.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say good night.
G-O-O-D-N-I-G-H-T.
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Moments of Discovery
By Bonnie Jensen
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Published: 2004
ISBN-13: 9781593103644
96 pages

Synopsis from the back cover: Slumber parties... fashion... secrets... dreams... Step back into the past and revisit the excitement and carefree joys of friendship at its best.

My one most favourite quote from this book:
Were lockers really for books and supplies, or were they mini display cases for pictures of our best friends and favourite bands?
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What led you to pick up these books? I got them at a bargain from Christianbook.com.

What did you like most about them? Beautiful, colorful graphics. Meaningful quotes. The books make me want to quickly go connect with all my girlfriends. It makes me value and appreciate their friendship even more. Needless to say, they make great gifts for your girlfriends!

They are full of brilliant, girly ideas. For example: There are lots of little ways to spoil our girlfriends, and they should be practiced often. From buying their favourite candy to picking up a book we know they'll love (I LOVE THIS ONE!), we can make their days special with the smallest act of thoughtfulness. - from Moments of Indulgence

Or, something very girly like this, which for some strange reason, I'm not keen on acquiring, save for the girlfriends bit: A girl can't have too many shades of lipstick, too many pairs of shoes, or too many girlfriends to help her decide which ones to buy. - also from Moments of Indulgence

Or, can you relate to this one? You know you've made a new friend when... You find yourselves laughing at the same jokes. You discover you like the same books and movies. You find yourselves talking faster and faster , trying to find out everything about each other. The differences you find only make the other person seem more interesting. - Quote by Ellen Sanna from Moments of Adventure

And, this was exactly what happened to PS, Irene and I when we planned our Singapore trip but it didn't happen because we took precaution against H1N1: Anticipating and planning an adventure with our girlfriends is almost as much fun as going on on--even if it doesn't happen, we have a great time talking about it! - also from Moments of Adventure

Coffee or water cooler breaks is important in the office: Remember when recess was the best part of the day? It was a "friendship" break--something we should all make time even when we're all grown up! - from Moments of Innocence

Would you recommend this book? Yes

Would you re-read the book? Yes. In fact, I already did. I read them from front to back, and few times over. Some of the quotes are so good for reflection.

Dedication: This post is dedicated to all my girlfriends, and of course, YOU!