In the clearest language, he both warns and instructs people of all ages (though he aims at young men) on what they must do to protect themselves from evil and harm, and to actively seek God. As such his wisest of counsel applies both to the unsaved and to true believers.
This is the most practical instruction about the Christian life available in print! It has stood the test of time, and is highly valued by everyone who has read it! Ryle nails the problem in many people, and points the way to godliness with rock-solid advice. He deals with sin, pride, pleasure, holiness, Christ, thoughtlessness, religion, peer pressure, the Bible, the soul, foolishness, worldliness, friends, the devil, prayer, the eye of God, disappointment, hopelessness, recovering from mistakes, sorrow, and death!
Materials: one booklet including reading and study guide.
Lesson 1: Reasons for These Warnings
Lesson 2: Special Dangers when Young
Lesson 3: General Counsels
Lesson 4: Special Rules
Lesson 5: Conclusion
Prerequisite: The course Look to Jesus or Life of Jesus Christ.
“I found Thoughts for Young Men very encouraging and helpful. It is one course I am looking forward to share with others. Even though I am above the “young” age, I still found the course worthwhile as it shed light on things that happened in the past and why they happened. It encouraged me to see the root of problems so I can correct them.” - Umatilla, Oregon
“I think this course is the best one I have taken. It was like looking into a mirror and all the clothes that you had on were put on backwards—there’s some serious rearranging that has to be done in my life after completing this study. Sometimes the truth just hurts. This will be read many more times.” - Elizabeth City, North Carolina