Thoughts for Young Men
Paperback. 96 Pages
There are few young men anywhere who seem to think on eternal things. I speak without respect of persons; I say it of all. High or low, rich or poor, gentle or simple, learned or unlearned, in town or in country; it makes no matter. 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. I say it with all sorrow, but I believe, as in God's sight, I am saying nothing more than the truth. Young men, you form a large and most important class; and in what condition are your immortal souls? - J.C. Ryle
"I speak without respect of persons; I say it of all. Rich or poor, gentle or rough, educated or uneducated, in the city or in the country--it makes no difference. I shudder to think how few young men are led by the Spirit, how few are on that narrow road which leads to life, how few are setting their affectionson things above, how few are taking up the cross, and following Christ. I say all this with sorrow, but I believe, in God's sight, that I am saying nothing more than the truth..."
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.
- J.I. Packer