Three Chapter Sample of the Book
“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 subtlety enslave us to busyness itself. Sabbath is about restraint, about 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 and chief of the hospital medical staff, resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about the biblical call to be good stewards of God's creation. A highly sought after speaker, Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than 1,000 churches, campuses, and events. He is the executive director of Blessed Earth and the author of several books and church curricula. Dr. Sleeth lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife Nancy. They have two grown children, Clark, a physician preparing for a calling in medical missions, and Emma, an Asbury graduate and author.
“24/6 is a book I needed to read and now I need to practice–not only for the sake of my intimacy with God but for my effectiveness in life. Matthew Sleeth is an incredible writer, wise prophet, and compassionate physician who shares a healing prescription for anyone leading a chronically busy, always-on life. 24/6 is good medicine for our times.”- Joel Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland Church
“Matthew Sleeth has crafted a compelling invitation to consider and participate in Sabbath-keeping, an invitation that is, in my experience, without peer.”-Eugene Peterson, author of The Message
“24/6 is more than a simple Sabbath story. It’s an invitation to a life well lived by one of today’s leading Christian thinkers. By masterfully blending personal narrative with profound scriptural reflections, Matthew Sleeth breathes new life into the fourth commandment. If you’re beat down, fed up, or burnt out, read this book and prepare to be changed.” - Jonathan Merritt, author of A Faith of Our Own and Green Like God