Fantastic book I forced myself to read it in small chunks so I could njoy it and get out of read it in small chunks so I could njoy it and get out of I love how the author used
a variety of writing techniues to tell the story too dialogue between family members between observers variety of writing techniues to tell the story too dialogue between family members between observers person narrative all used very ffectively I also Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice enjoyed how the author told the 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 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 noasy 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 En plein coeur evidence of your intense desire to please Him and do His will the He keeps re arranging series ofvents in your life in order for you to make it to the finish lineAlso since English is not my native language but have been xposed 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. Bernard of Clairvaux was called the voice of his century His influence towered above that of his contemporaries People flocked to him some out of wonder and others out of curiosity all of them drawn by his spiritual magnetism Who or what fashioned Bernard into an advisor of. Has to offer So much great stuff
to ponder I ll be starting it over again soon Wow A must read This book is ponder I ll be starting it over again soon Wow A must read This book is phenomenal For any family or anyone discerning religious life this book will change
your life may we all strive to overtake life May we all strive to overtake 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 ngaging story but a religious vocation 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 Dance Real Slow even know where to start I just loved this book and thinkveryone should read it Similar to the first on writing style This book follows St Bernard and The Art of Memoir each of his family members separately in their own chapters but yet still combined done really well I thought in the layout Becauseach chapter begins a new character it is asy to put it down for awhile in between Because this is a religious theme you can t down for awhile in between Because this is a religious theme you can t 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 xtraordinarily The fact that it is put into story form makes it much njoyable than just biographies Some characters are harder to understand or some are likeable Overall I truly njoyed t 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 sou. Cinating account of that family With warmth and realism Saint Bernard steps out of these pages together with his parents Venerable Tescelin and Blessed Alice and his brothers and sisters all of whom have been declared blessed Guy Gerard Humbeline Andrew Bartholomew and Niva.
characters The Family That Overtook ChristThe Amazing Story of the Family of Bernard of ClairvauxSome of the phrases and xpressions that I find
in it The initial chapter of this book lays out a story in which a nun criticizes many ofit The initial chapter of this book lays out a story in which a nun criticizes many of books about saints for making them to be than human The author then xplains that he hopes to avoid this common mistake I personally believe that he did an PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition 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 sisterInjoyed the storytelling method of portraying the characters in this family The short stories often involved members of the family interacting naturally with Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography each other at critical moments in their life but it also included conversations of others about the families They not onlyxplained the The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, 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 thentire family so that you learn about ach person throughout the book You cannot simply the one chapter about one of the members of the family and learn verything 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 ssence of sainthood in people without ignoring the importance of historical vents and relationships I do wonder how much of the The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl encounters are based on fact and how much is dramatized orxaggerated but I come away knowing much about Clairvaux and this wonderful family One time through isn t Exile and Pilgrim enough to take in all this book. Popes and healer of schisms How can we account for his great following of holy religious men and women for his profound spiritual doctrine Bernard was a product of God's grace working both in himself and in thextraordinary family to which he belonged This book is the fas.