Thoughts for Young Men
An Exhortation Directed to Those in the Prime of Life
J. C. Ryle was a faithful evangelical Christian and prolific writer as well as Bishop of Liverpool; his larger works such as Holiness and Practical Religion have never been out of print since they were written in the later nineteenth century. But Ryle also wrote shorter works that are of great value, such as Thoughts for Young Men. The needs that Ryle identified and that led him to write have not changed!
Here is a book of tremendous importance. The changes in society have led to young men being marginalized and many are far more interested in the latest online games than Christian faith. Ryle challenges young men to take their rightful place in God’s plan.
An insightful treatment of the major spiritual needs and dangers which young men face, by a highly practical author. Ryle knows how to persuasively urge boys to seek Christ and to pursue righteousness early in life. The best straight-talking book for teen-aged boys that we know of.
“Ryle’s writings are a distillation of true Puritan theology, presented in a highly readable and modern form.”
–D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“I see Ryle as a single-minded Christian communicator of profound biblical, theological, and practical wisdom, a man and minister of giant personal stature and electric force of utterance that sympathetic readers still feel.”
— J. I. Packer
Thoughts for Young Men is practical, spiritual, and lively. Abounding in advice and good sense, it is still as relevant and helpful in the 21st century as it was when first published in 1865.