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J.C. Ryle's handbook for young men, replete with warnings, exhortations, and instruction about this life's many trials, temptations, and common pitfalls. This book is a treasure."I Heartily Endorse It! .... and strongly commend it to both Christian leaders and fathers, not to mention older and younger men alike." - John MacArthur, Jr. "Ryle Is Magnificent! There's no otherJ.C. Ryle's handbook for young men, replete with warnings, exhortations, and instruction about this life's many trials, temptations, and common pitfalls. This book is a treasure."I Heartily Endorse It! .... and strongly commend it to both Christian leaders and fathers, not to mention older and younger men alike." - John MacArthur, Jr. "Ryle Is Magnificent! There's no other word for it. ...are you brave enough to face hard-hitting truth and have God search your heart on things that matter most? Then Ryle is the man for you! Do yourself a favor -read this and think about what you read." -J.I. Packer...

Title : Thoughts for Young Men
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ISBN : 9780967760391
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 68 Pages
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Thoughts for Young Men Reviews

  • Ezra
    2019-03-19 03:23

    A medicine cabinet of aged wisdom and tender care. Besides the Bible, this is the most effectual and potent book I have ever read.Do yourself a favour and read it.

  • Brent McCulley
    2019-03-11 06:24

    Few books can touch the reader's generation with profound biblical insights and practical theological exhortations - still fewer can do this not only for the generation wherein it was written, but a generation hundreds of years removed from its original publication!J.C. Ryle is a beloved favorite, and this short treatise is further evidence of his careful and scrupulous study making sure every action is aligned with God's Word. Ryle's clarion call to young men is so fantastically pertinent for young men today it's scary. In a generation of young "Christian" men [boys] who are addicted to videos games, MMA fights, and beer, we would all do well to pick this up on a monthly basis and allow our minds to submit to the exhortations Ryle is commending to us.I was so utterly challenged by Ryle's words, I've never had such a strong desire for more holiness. As a 23 year old teetotaler who does not have a Facebook, does not own cable or a TV, and someone who doesn't own any video games, I already stand out among the crowd. This is not enough: how can I conform my mind more unto Christ? LORD, I want more of You!Happy is the man, who picks up this book, whose life is changed.Brent McCulley

  • Ivan
    2019-02-26 10:31

    This book is a short yet passionate plea of a man in the latter years of life to young men. Though written about a hundred years ago, this booklet is full of truths that are no less relevant today.The books is divided into four sections with a conclusion. In section one, Ryle begins with reasons for his exhorting young men. In section two, he then focuses on five specific dangers which young men to be warned of (e.g. pride, the love of pleasure, the fear of man’s opinions, etc.). In section three, he outlines some general suggestions which he entreats young men to receive and then in section four he lays down some practical specific “rules of conduct” which he strongly advises young men to follow. Ryle then concludes with the results of heeding such exhortations as he has laid out.I read this while in college — yes, as a young man — and it came at an ideal time. His exhortations, I'll add, are more practical and timely than many of today’s most popular authors. “Youth is the seedtime of full age—the mouldering season in the little space of human life—the turning point in the history of man’s life. By the shoot we judge the tree—by the blossoms we judge the fruit—by the the spring we judge the harvest—by the morning we judge the day—and by the character of the young man, we may generally judge what he will be when he grows up” (p. 11).Or: “Godliness has indeed the promise of this life, as well as of that to come. There is a solid peace in feeling that God is your friend. There is a real satisfaction in knowing that however great your unworthiness, you are complete in Christ—that you have an enduring portion—that you have chosen that good part which shall not be taken from you.... Young men, these things are true. Suffer the word of exhortation. Be persuaded. Take up the cross. Follow Christ. Yield yourselves unto God” (p.62).

  • Mark Donald
    2019-02-23 05:24

    Highly recommend this book. Insightful, clear, helpful, and challenging. Not only for young men but everyone could benefit from Ryle's warnings and exhortations.

  • Josiah Brown
    2019-03-03 04:37

    This was an amazing book. This has made me really think more about how to serve God. I highly recommend it.

  • Zack Clemmons
    2019-02-26 09:25

    Prepping for a middle school boys' study by revisiting this familiar collection of advice from Bishop Ryle. Still too dualist for my taste (and conviction), and perhaps a little overeager on the prohibitions side of things, but full of wisdom well earned, and the sort of confrontational zeal boys thrive on. If only middle school boys have the ears to hear it.

  • Matt Tyler
    2019-03-12 10:16

    How have I gone so long without reading this book? I just finished reading with a brother in my church and now intend to add it to my list of go to books for discipleship. In fact, it may be my first read with brothers who desire to meet. I intend to read this many more times, and I commend it to you as a convicting, practical, highly relevant resource for awakening young men (like me!) from our ignorance and slumber regarding spiritual matters in general and Jesus in particular.

  • Pedro Pamplona
    2019-03-17 08:27

    Aquele livro de ensinamento simples, mas bem assertivos e pesados. Ryle tem frases e parágrafos que merecem reflexão. Tratar esse livreto como "simples/óbvio demais para mim" é cair exatamente no erro que ele alerta. Todo adolescente/jovem cristão deveria ler! Os pais deveriam ler esse livro junto com seus filhos adolescentes.

  • Jon Jester
    2019-02-20 11:11

    A must read for guys. Ryle points us to the hope in Christ and reminds us of the folly in waiting to follow God and the dangers of sin.

  • Michael Locklear
    2019-02-27 11:18

    Ryle's "Thoughts For Young Men" is a short, yet, compelling book that warns every careless and godless young man of the doom that waits him in this life and the life to come. Though written over 100 years ago, Ryle's words are still greatly very relevant, offering practical and spiritual advice. I would encourage every pastor, youth leader and parent to give a copy of Ryle's book to the young men in their lives. And, if at all possible, to read through the book with them, stressing the importance of heeding Ryle's counsel.

  • Corey
    2019-03-06 06:12

    Excellent and surprisingly timeless truth coming from a 19th century bishop. Was struck by how clear and lucid Ryle's advice was written. Most of it is very simple, but so very wise. Because it's short, I might re-read this one on occasion. Was personally challenged to live differently because of it.

  • Mark A Powell
    2019-02-16 06:10

    Timely, much-needed wisdom. Highly commended!

  • Koushik Das
    2019-02-27 08:34

    If you're an atheist, then there's very little take-away for you from this book. However, there're some valuable advice irrespective of anything.

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    2019-02-23 10:37


  • James
    2019-03-10 09:31

    All young men should read this

  • Kelly Dunn
    2019-02-23 04:35

    Bishop Ryle's "Thoughts For Young Men" originally was a part of his many, many writings. However, in recent years it was thought it would be helpful even in our own time. Mark Dever writes the forward. The substance of Ryle's teaching is dead on and relevant for today's young people (young men in particular). Young men (and women) haven't really changed in the 150 years since he wrote this these pages. Sure the specifics are different of course, but the spiritual/biblical truths he teaches are timeless. I believe every pastor in America ought to get this short book (75 pages) by the box load and distribute them to all the young people of his church and tell them there will be a test.

  • Matthew Miller
    2019-03-07 07:16

    The author clearly writes towards his audience but I think that many of his thoughts would apply to anyone of any age. He challenges young men to be more, to do more and to fulfill the roles that God has set before them. While all valid and crucial, his writing comes off a little bit impersonal and academic.

  • Rebekah Plattner
    2019-03-10 10:16

    Will keep this book ready and available for my sons as they grow up. Hoping one day they will choose to pick it up and learn from the wisdom of J.C. Ryle. It my be written a long time ago, but his wisdom is based on the Scripture, and thus timeless.

  • Seth
    2019-02-21 06:13

    Convicting remindersShort book full of Scripture and much needed truth. Would recommend to men old and young. Some good old fashioned xhortations.

  • Jamie
    2019-03-03 03:12

    QualityQuick and fruitful read for Dads and sons alike. Plainly and simply written full of challenges and encouragement to live for Christ in our youth.

  • Tyler Teschon
    2019-02-21 08:37

    Short but dense with wisdom so chew slowly!

  • Shawn
    2019-03-19 07:18

    Excellent and humbling.

  • Fred
    2019-02-26 09:19

    Puts everything into perspective

  • Patrick
    2019-03-08 09:25

    Can I give this six stars? A must read (and not just for young men).

  • Austin Fry
    2019-03-08 07:13

    Short, packs a punch. Men need it!

  • Cristian Moscoso
    2019-02-24 07:08

    This is one of those short books I wish I would have read 15 years ago. Although it is aimed at young men, I think most of the exhortations apply to all young men and women.

  • Jordan Mutamba
    2019-03-14 09:27

    Every young man should read this book. It is, you would think, was written in the 21st century and is as relevant today as it was a hundred years ago.

  • Sean Crowe
    2019-02-22 11:12

    Nevermind "Young Men," this is a must-read for every man, and every woman for that matter, who desires to live a more Christ-exalting, God-honouring, Bible-saturated life.

  • Jacob
    2019-02-17 04:09

    Truth spoken in love.This reads like a heartfelt, loving sermonette. It is specifically written for 'young men' and, while I agree with Ryle that certain aspects of his writing is aimed in particular at said audience, truly anyone could read this small book and gain wisdom from it. Ryle is articulate and pointed. He makes his points in a way that is convicting and winsome. I strongly recommend this book for young men, but also for anyone else who is serious about making strides in holiness and being sanctified by the wisdom and insight of an elder believer who genuinely cares for the well-being of the generation to come.

  • Dan
    2019-02-22 05:37

    This is a great, thought provoking work. Convicting for young men but profitable to all I'm sure.