Thoughts for Young Men
Thoughts for Young Men is an insightful treatment of the major spiritual needs and dangers which young men face, by a highly practical author who knows how to persuasively urge them to seek Christ and to pursue righteousness early in life. The best straight-talking book for teen-aged boys that we know of.
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. For ages 13 and up, it makes an ideal study for fathers and sons to work through together, with plenty to talk about.
“Ryle’s writings are a distillation of true Puritan theology, presented in a highly readable and modern form.” –D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, who served many years as Pastor of Westminster Chapel, London, UK
“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, Professor of Theology, Regents College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
‘His exhortations are timeless and just as relevant to today’s young man as they were when he penned them over 100 years ago. This is the first book I recommend to pastors, youth leaders, and parents, who are looking for a resource that will assist them in training young men to be bold, stalwart followers of Christ, who will impact the world.’ — Grant Castleberry
From the book:
“There are few young men anywhere who seem to think on eternal things. I tremble to observe how few young men are led by the Spirit – how few are in that narrow way which leads to life – how few are setting their affections upon things above – how few are taking up the cross and following Christ. Young men — in what condition are your immortal souls?” — J.C. Ryle