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The Saga of Citeaux, Second Epoch: The Family That Overtook Christ:The 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 unique family becomes an inspiration in our own quest of overtaking Christ 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 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 theHe sees evidence of your intense desire to please Him and do His will, theHe keeps re arranging series of events in your life in order for you to make it to the finish line.Also, 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 La familia que alcanz a Cristo sta es la historia de la familia de San Bernardo de Clairvaux, el hombre m s influyente de su tiempo a mi parecer El libro cuenta c mo cada uno de los miembros de la familia alcanz la Santidad, y c mo cada uno de ellos influy en el otro para lograr ese tan preciado anhelo de encuentro cara a cara con Dios la vida eterna Lo que m s me gusta de este libro es que exhorta a todos a ser santos, rompe el paradigma de que s lo los consagrados pueden serlo El ejempl La familia que alcanz a Cristo sta es la historia de la familia de San Bernardo de Clairvaux, el hombre m s influyente de su tiempo a mi parecer El libro cuenta c mo cada uno de los miembros de la familia alcanz la Santidad, y c mo cada uno de ellos influy en el otro para lograr ese tan preciado anhelo de encuentro cara a cara con Dios la vida eterna Lo que m s me gusta de este libro es que exhorta a todos a ser santos, rompe el paradigma de que s lo los consagrados pueden serlo El ejemplo del Venerable Tescelin y la Beata Alice de Montbar, padres de Bernardo, es perfecto Ellos se santificaron viviendo el d a a d a, siendo lo que Dios quer a que ellos sean formadores de nuevos santos sus hijos El libro narra de manera muy sintetizada la vida de cada uno de estos personajes, tan distintos pero parecidos a la vez en su santidad Los personajes son LOS PADRES Venerable TescelinBeata AliceLOS HERMANOS MAYORES Beato GuyBeato GerardoSAN BERNARDOLOS HERMANOS PEQUE OS Beata HumbelinaBeato Andr sBeato Bartolom Beato NivardoComo podemos ver, Tescelin, Alice y sus siete hijos alcanzaron a Cristo Qu familia Este libro nos exhorta a ser santos desde cualquiera que sea nuestra vocaci n, a ser desprendidos sta fue la clave para que los hijos logren ser monjes y, sobretodo, a enamorarnos de Cristo 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. 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 read 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 muchenjoyable than just biographies Some characters are harder to understand or some arelikeable Overall I truly enjoyed the book and looking forward to the next

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