It’s a challenge; a call to man up and do whatever you can by God’s grace to act like a man. More specifically, I challenge you to join us each Monday for six weeks, beginning on October 8th, 2018, to study through J.C. Ryle’s book “Thoughts For Young Men.” We will hang out from 6:30-7 and study and pray together from 7-8:30 each week.
It doesn’t matter your age, I believe this book will be incredibly challenging and helpful to you as it was me.
The overall focus of these studies is to help one another understand and apply the Apostle Paul’s charge to the men in the church at Corinth in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.”
– Pastor Brett
Thoughts for Young Men is practical, spiritual, and lively. Abounding in advice and good sense, it is still as relevant and helpful in the twenty-first century as it was when it was first published in 1865.
‘[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…Ryle is magnificent! There’s no other word for it. Do yourself a favor and read this wonderful book, and think about what you read.’ — J. I. PACKER
‘Thoughts Four Young Men abounds in reliable counsel and says — with a rare combination of seriousness and graciousness — the very things we need to hear. Young men, for whom it was written, will find it invaluable; but all Christians, men or women, young or old, can read it with lasting benefit. It deserves to be widely read and circulated, and will do spiritual good to every reader.’ — SINCLAIR B. FERGUSON
‘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
‘Thoughts For Young Men is wise, frank, warm-hearted and hard-hitting. Although written a century ago, the message is right up-to-date.’ — JOHN R. W. STOTT
‘The poignant theme of God’s holiness saturated all Ryle’s writings. I heartily endorse the reappearance of this valuable work.’ — JOHN MACARTHUR
‘I am happy to commend the republication of this important work.’ — LEON MORRIS
‘I heartily commend this book to allyoung men who have any concern for the importance of walking with God…pure spiritual gold.’ — JERRY BRIDGES
‘Sound, profitable reading. I commend it to young men everywhere.’ — JAMES MONTGOMERY BOICE