In Introduction to the Devout Life, 17th-century French clergyman Francis de Sales addresses himself to the mass of Christians who do not believe it possible that they could live a devout life while also struggling to make their way in the world. He contends that devotion is not a state necessarily relegated to monks in cloisters, but can be a quality of life to which everyone can aspire. Accordingly, the book is arranged as a self-help guide to lead the reader through the process of developing a life lived in accordance with God. rn rn Christians seeking a deeper connection with the divine will find this an inspiring read.rn rn rn French bishop and Roman Catholic saint FRANCIS DE SALES (1567-1622) is known for his work converting Protestants to Catholicism. He was a renowned preacher and writer; among his works is Treatise on the Love of God.