Jeanne Guyon was born in south-central France in the mid-1600s. Her writings and her ministry knew a brief period of popularity, making her a friend even of the wife of Louis XIV. She greatly influenced the life of Fenelon, one of the two most famous clergymen in France's history and she earned the wrath of the other, Bosuet. The conflict between these two giants over her teachings led to her disgrace in the king's court and then her imprisonment. Three hundred years later she is still one of the most influential people in the lives of those who seek a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.