This book is a timeless treasure. Ryle’s writing is firm, but tenderhearted, as a loving grandfather. His style is plain and practical. His message is needed. He writes about dangers of young men, such as pride, love of pleasure, thoughtlessness, and fear of man’s opinion. He also gives counsel and rules for young men to help avoid temptations like lust and to draw into a closer walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Though J.C. Ryle (1816-1900), wrote Thoughts for Young Men over a century ago, the message applies to every generation of young men. You may think that you have very little in common with a young man of the 19th century, but you will be surprised at how relevant Ryle’s admonitions and encouragements are to you today. Read, reflect, and receive godly wisdom.
This edition includes the complete text of J.C. Ryle’s classic, Thoughts for Young Men as well as a study guide with thought-provoking questions. It is great for personal or shared study. “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12)