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 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—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 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 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. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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 ev


  4. 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. 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. 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. 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 p


  8. 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 c


  9. 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


  10. 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 betwe


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