"Thoughts for Young Men," by J. C. Ryle, is a short yet passionate appeal that, a hundred years after it was written, remains relevant for today. Replete with warnings, exhortations, and instruction about this life's many trials, temptations, and common pitfalls, "Thoughts for Young Men" is biblical, practical, timeless, and wise. Ryle covers four great temptations that plague most young men: sloth, lust, love of pleasure, and peer pressure. One of the last great Puritans, Ryle tackles each subject with unsurpassed tenderness and tact. Readers will chuckle at some of the exhortations to stay away from books and newspapers that lead to sin. If only Ryle could see us now, with cable TV and the Internet. Ryle's advice will help any young man to live a more obedient, full life. "Thoughts for Young Men" is an excellent book for adolescent and teen boys to read. It encourages them to choose the high path of integrity rather than to yield to the many temptations to stray from that path. J. C. Ryle's style is one of a passionate appeal based on solid logic and the truth of the Scriptures.
- Outstanding in every way!
This book really is outstanding, as is the reader. Content wise, the book is electrifying - Ryle writes as if on the edge of eternity and his only desire is to capture young men for Christ. The reader reads with great clarity and pathos and it's very easy to engage with, even while driving around town. This is the sort of audio book I could listen to a dozen times or more.
- old men too!
Wow! I'm 40 years into my walk. Why am I just discovering J C Ryle?!!? I will re-listen/read quite a few times! Golden! Will refer to young(er) men in my family.
- A superb book--with a superb reader!
This is perhaps the best book for Christian teens that has ever been written! The ageless truths it presents are as timely today, as they were when initially written. I read this as a new Christian--and the principles have stuck with me for some 40 years!
The 'reader' of this book is superb--he reads with pathos and clarity.
I must rate this book as a perfect '10'!
You may read the 'text' of this book on my website, along with the "Works of J.C. Ryle":