The Family That Overtook ChristThe Amazing Story of the

The Family That Overtook ChristThe Amazing Story of the

The Family That Overtook ChristThe Amazing Story of the Family of Bernard of Clairvaux ➜ The Family That Overtook ChristThe Amazing Story of the Family of Bernard of Clairvaux free download ➡ Author M. Raymond – The Family that Overtook Christ He was called the man of his age the voice of his century His influence towered above that of his contemporaries and his sanctity moved God Himself Men flocked to him­ The Family that Overtook Christ That Overtook ePUB ✓ He was called the man of his age the voice of his century His influence towered above that of his contemporaries and his sanctity moved God Himself Men flocked to him­—some in wonder others in curiosity but all drawn by the magnetism of his spiritual gianthood Bernard of Clairvaux—who or what fashioned him to be suitable for his role of counseling Popes healing schisms battling errors and filling the world with holy religious and profound spiritual doctrine Undoubtedly Bernard is the product The Family ePUB ↠ of God's grace But it is hard to say whether this grace is evident in Bernard himself or in the extraordinary family in which God chose to situate this dynamic personality This book is the fascinating account of a family that took seriously the challenge to follow Christ and to overtake Him With warmth and realism Venerable Tescelin Blesseds Alice Guy Gerard Humbeline Andrew Bartholomew Nivard and St Bernard step off these pages with the engaging naturalness that attracts imitation Here is a book that makes centuries disappear Family That Overtook Epub Ü as each member of this uniue family becomes an inspiration in our own uest of overtaking Christ.

10 thoughts on “The Family That Overtook ChristThe Amazing Story of the Family of Bernard of Clairvaux

  1. Renee Renee says:

    I really loved this book From the way it was written to the inspiring conversations that went on between these saints This is one of those books I have wanted to read for a long time but kept putting it off I am so happy I have it was able to read it and get so much from it Saint Bernard Blessed Humbeline and Blessed Alice the whole family Wonderful inspirations Some of the pages in this book light fires in the soul

  2. Amy Gieser Amy Gieser says:

    Similar to the first on writing style This book follows St Bernard and each of his family members separately in their own chapters but yet still combined done really well I thought in the layout Because each chapter begins a new character it is easy to put it down for awhile in between Because this is a religious theme you can’t expect to have the romance suspense or intrigue of a regular fictional book and be reading at a furious pace to find out what happens But there is interest in reading about real life people and how they lived out this reform so extraordinarily The fact that it is put into story form makes it much enjoyable than just biographies Some characters are harder to understand or some are likeable Overall I truly enjoyed the book and looking forward to the next

  3. Joza Joza says:

    This was a great book Not just Bernard but the whole family is very holy It's amazing how Bernard could convince all those noble's and nights to come and join a small order in the middle of nowhere I don't even know where to start I just loved this book and think everyone should read it

  4. Hannah Hannah says:

    Loved it Keeping it on the shelf in case my kids decide to pick it up when they get older and find not only an engaging story but a religious vocation

  5. Randy Shed Jr. Randy Shed Jr. says:

    Wow A must read This book is absolutely phenomenal For any family or anyone discerning religious life this book will change your life May we all strive to overtake Christ

  6. Ashley Strukel Ashley Strukel says:

    One time through isn't enough to take in all this book has to offer So much great stuff to ponder I'll be starting it over again soon

  7. Fr. Daniel Carr Fr. Daniel Carr says:

    The initial chapter of this book lays out a story in which a nun criticizes many of the books about saints for making them to be than human The author then explains that he hopes to avoid this common mistake I personally believe that he did an excellent job and that this book shares both the human traits as well as the graces from God in the lives of Bernard of Clairvaux and his parents brothers and sisterI enjoyed the storytelling method of portraying the characters in this family The short stories often involved members of the family interacting naturally with each other at critical moments in their life but it also included conversations of others about the families They not only explained the events that happened to and around these holy men and women but also captured their saintly traits in doing so Each section about the different saints talked about the entire family so that you learn about each person throughout the book You cannot simply the one chapter about one of the members of the family and learn everything the author wants to conveyAdditionally many of the stories include moral lessons akin to a homily I wonder if these are messages conveyed originally by these holy people or if the author is attempting to convey the attraction and purpose of contemplative life Either way it was inspiring and made me contemplate my life and how much I am willing to sacrifice for ChristAs a whole I think that this style works well when trying to convey the essence of sainthood in people without ignoring the importance of historical events and relationships I do wonder how much of the encounters are based on fact and how much is dramatized or exaggerated but I come away knowing much about Clairvaux and this wonderful family

  8. Nes Nes says:

    This is the story of the family of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux France where all the members both parents as well as all seven siblings became saints The book is written in a style that's both friendly and intense conveying the feeling that while aspiring and working to become a saint is no easy ride God does not make it difficult nor does he place a lot of obstacles You can feel that it is an interplay or interactive as we say it in the modern language between you and God wherein the He sees evidence of your intense desire to please Him and do His will the He keeps re arranging series of events in your life in order for you to make it to the finish lineAlso since English is not my native language but have been exposed to it since I was young and have been a perennial student of it I also take note of the literary writing style at times poetic yet always keen about historical accuracy I plan to adopt some of the phrases and expressions that I find in it

  9. Les Walters Les Walters says:

    I read on Kindle a great book by the late Cistercian Fr M Raymond OCSO The Family that Overtook Christ It's the story of St Bernard of Clairvaux and his amazing family Very inspiring Fr Raymond really knows how to dramatise a story and hold your interest all the while teaching and motivating I think I'll read it again before longso many great teachings and sayings of Bernard A couple of notes You ask me with what measure God is to be loved and I answer Without measuresine modowhat a great motto And again meditation and prayer are the 2 feet we all needmeditation teaches us what is lackingprayer obtains for us the supply of it

  10. Amber Vanderpol Amber Vanderpol says:

    Fantastic book I forced myself to read it in small chunks so I could enjoy it and get out of it I love how the author used a variety of writing techniues to tell the story too dialogue between family members between observers third person narrative all used very effectively I also enjoyed how the author told the story of the whole family person by person but without becoming repetitive An amazing story about an amazing family and written so well what a great combination

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