MY BROTHER'S KEEPER: Letters to a Younger Brother on the Virtues and Vices, Duties and Dangers of Youth
James W. Alexander
This is the second in our series of "American Sunday School Union Classic Reprints." It first appeared in 1838 written by J.W. Alexander (1804-1859). It is a timeless example of how an older brother should admonish and encourage a younger brother.
Topics covered in the letters include:
On Reading the Scriptures, Gratitude to Parents
Shortness of Life, Early Rising, Bodily Exercise
Habits of Diligence, Friendships & the Danger of Evil Companions
Truth and Falsehood, Evil Speaking, Secret Prayer
The Great Concern: the Salvation of your Soul
Although a brilliant pastor and professor, Alexander wrote each letter with his youngest brother in mind, and thus in simple, straightforward language. Superbly written!
"My Brother's Keeper is a most helpful book, containing practical, godly advice for older children and early teens on a great variety of subjects. Though a bit dated at times, most of Alexander's advice is packed with wisdom and will greatly assist those youth who desire to dedicate their lives to God. His advice on reading the Scriptures, showing gratitude to parents, and avoiding bad friendships is particularly clear and beneficial. Every young person should read this book and pray for strength to implement its wise counsel." - Joel Beeke
"These letters are wonderful! Not only are they overflowing with practical wisdom for young men but they also exemplify the kind of fraternal love that ought to characterize our Lord's disciples. This is a useful tool for men who want to encour-age and help younger men become faithful followers of Christ." - Tom Ascol
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Preface to New Edition
Table of Contents