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I Wish You Enough: Embracing Life's Most Valuable Moments...One Wish at a Time Hardcover – Bargain Price, December 15, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1404187634
  • ASIN: B0046LUSV0
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,865,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bob Perks is President of Creative Motivation and has been speaking and writing for over 18 years. He is a columnist on Beliefnet.com, contributor to Heartwarmers.com, and contributing writer for Chicken Soup for the Soul and Stories for the Heart series --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

It is beautifully laid out and very easy to read.
BeachBrights
I received a copy of this book as a gift and I liked it so much I got copies as gifts for my family members.
MaryLex Smith
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
L. J. Schrader

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By L. J. Schrader on January 3, 2010
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What drew me to this book was the fact that it had the same title as a poem that I had once read. I thought the writing contained such lovely sentiments and hoped that the book might, too. It turns out that the author had taken the basis of that very poem and expanded on it beautifully.

I WISH YOU ENOUGH is as follows:
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough Hellos to get you through the final Goodbye.

Bob Perks took these verses and added to them with short stories, quotes, a bit of poetry and a scripture verse for each one. He did a lovely job of bringing the thoughts to life.

This is a sweet little book with an uplifting message. The page artistry and photographs are gorgeous. This would certainly make a excellent gift, though I personally plan to keep mine and hand it down to my kids. I will need to get more copies to share and I think you may find yourself doing the same.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mary A. Ginder on November 16, 2009
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Bob Perks as long been my favorite writer and I throughly enjoyed his book.
It is uplifting, inspiring and encouraging. I plan to purchase more to
give as gifts. I highly recommend this wonderful book to others.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kay on November 29, 2009
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Yes! Bob and this book are truly a gift! A gift worth reading, owning, and sharing!!! I have read and enjoyed Bob's writing previously, but this compilation encompasses all sentiments for the reader wrapped up into one beautiful package! Need I say more. Thank you Bob! May we never take you for granted and your boundless ability to positively touch our lives.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 1smileycat VINE VOICE on March 21, 2010
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I think the title of the book really says it all, "I Wish You Enough: Embracing Life's Most Valuable Moments...One Wish at a Time". There are 128 pages to this 'little' book by Bob Perks, and every one of them is an inspiration!!

This is the book to give the graduate, the newly married, the new parent, the new grandparent, those having a rough patch in their life, ANYONE!! There are short stories, a verse of scripture, some poetry, etc. with each Wish. One wish for example is, "I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive."

We all are guilty of taking every day for granted, everyone we love, our family, our friends, and the things that happen to us whether they are good or bad. We are all guilty of it! Read this book and you will begin to see things differently. You will begin to appreciate more. You will in a way become that little kid who is curious to learn it all because you are seeing things with new eyes!

Get this book for yourself - then get this book for all of those you love!! This gets an A+ from me!!!

--1smileycat :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bay Gibbons VINE VOICE on December 22, 2009
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This little book is a delightful pastiche of scriptural meditation, personal essay and homily laid out on bright photography and artwork. Perfect for occasional reading and meditation, it is very nicely put together in a small format. Loosely organized around key topics--for example, "Loss"--each broad section includes multiple pages of well-written and optimistic essays--for example "I learned to live," "Even in death there is perfection," and "The secret to a long life." Poetry and appropriate scriptural verse fill out the general topical sections in a nice way. I would envision this book as a very nice presentation gift for a multitude of occasions--graduation, baptism, marriage, death, sadness and occasions of great accomplishment or achievement. Reminiscent of some of the works of Max Lucado, such asCast of Characters: Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God or Imagine Your Life Without Fear. Very nicely envisioned and produced.
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By A. Halverson on June 23, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Through the Thomas Nelson Blogger program, I was given the opportunity to read I Wish You Enough by Bob Perks. It's a short little book with a big message: I wish you enough. Each chapter has to do with a different "wish".
Here's a brief description of the book from the Thomas Nelson website:

"When having more leaves you empty, you'll discover true happiness lies in enough!

I Wish You Enough encompasses 8 values needed for true contentment and happiness, and transforms them into 8 wishes--or sentiments--for the reader. Through short, inspirational stories about everyday people, author Bob Perks reopens our eyes and hearts to the abundance all around that we so often take for granted.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough "Hellos" to get you through the final "Good-bye." "

The author tells mostly stories about other people he has met (my favorite part of the book), other times they are his own stories to tell. I keep this book on my desk as a constant reminder to appreciate everything and everyone. I definitely wasn't disappointed with this book, and I loved that it was short and sweet. It didn't go on and on, although I wish (ha!) that he would've included a couple more stories.
While it seems odd to wish someone enough, after reading the book it made sense. Without any loss, you would never appreciate all that you have.
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