“Matthew Sleeth has crafted a compelling invitation to consider and participate in Sabbath-keeping, an invitation that is, in my experience, without peer.” –Eugene H. Peterson,
Author of The Message “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.” Sounds nice, but how do we find rest in a 24/7 world? Just as the Hebrews were slaves in Egypt, we have become slaves to technology. Our technological tools allow 24-hour productivity and connectivity, give us more control, and subtly enslave us to busyness itself. Sabbath is about restraint—intentionally not doing everything all the time just because we can. Setting aside a day of rest helps us reconnect with our Creator and find the peace of God that passes all understanding. The Sabbath is about letting go of the controls one day a week and letting God be God. So how do we do it? In 24/6, Dr. Matthew Sleeth describes our symptoms, clarifies the signs, diagnoses the illness, and lays out a simple plan for living a healthier, more God-centered life in a digitally-dazed, always-on world. Sleeth shares how his own family was dramatically transformed when it adopted Sabbath practices and helps readers better understand how their own lives can be transformed—physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually—by adopting the 24/6 lifestyle.
Matthew Sleeth, MD, a former emergency room physician, treated a growing number of patients with physical symptoms from working too much, consuming too much, and having too little time to focus on their faith and families. Following a new calling, Dr. Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of a busy ER to teach, preach, and write about the biblical call for a 24/6 life. A highly sought after speaker, Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than 1,000 churches, campuses, and events in the last five years, including Joel Hunter’s Northland in Orlando, John Weece’s Southland in Lexington, Danny O’Brian’s Grace Fellowship in Baltimore, and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sleeth lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with Nancy, his wife of 31 years, and their two grown children.
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