This week on the Thrive with Asbury Seminary Podcast, we talked to Dr. Matthew Sleeth. Dr. Sleeth is a former ER physician and chief of the hospital medical staff. He resigned from that position to teach, preach and write about faith and stewardship issues. Dr. Sleeth is a widely sought after speaker and was recognized by “Newsweek” as one of the nation’s most influential Christian leaders. Dr. Sleeth is the executive director of Blessed Earth and author of numerous articles and books. He and his wife, Nancy, live nearby in Lexington, Ky.
In today’s conversation, Dr. Sleeth and I talk about his new book “Hope Always” that releases on May 4. Go ahead and grab a copy of that, so you’ll have it on release day. In this book, Dr. Sleeth shares from the position of a physician and minister. He shares his personal and professional experiences with depression and suicide, challenging Christians to become part of the solution. With sound medical principles finding their rightful place beside timeless biblical wisdom, “Hope Always” offers practical and spiritual tools for individuals, families and churches to help loved ones who are stressed and struggling.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression and suicide this conversation offers practical resources and hope. One resource that I want to be sure to mention is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. That number is 800-273-8255 (TALK). It provides free and confidential, 24/7 support for people in distress and offers resources for you, your loved ones and best practices for professionals.