In May we will be using a book/DVD series by Dr. Matthew Sleeth, MD entitled, 24/6. This is a study of Sabbath rest, and how rest is a part of a holy life. Ordering the book is optional. If you'd like to read more about the book, or order a copy you can find it at Cokesbury or as an ebook from Amazon. Come out and join us!
The printed description below is reproduced from the back of the book. You can also watch videos, read testimonials, and find out more about the author at the 24/6 website.
"Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy."
It's the only commandment that begins with the word remember—almost as if God knew we would forget.
Well, guess what?
And is it any wonder? Look around. Thanks to ever-improving technology, we now feel the pressure to be "on" twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Sure, things like smart phones, the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, and Skype help us stay connected with coworkers, family, and friends—but what about God?
How can we possibly have "ears to hear" when we are plugged in 24/7? If we never take time to "be still and know" God, how can we grow into mature spiritual beings?
The solution is simple. And it is endorsed by the Great Physician himself. In fact, he invented it. It's called rest. And like all good things, rest is a gift from God.
Rest doesn't just happen. It takes intentionality, commitment, and restraint. Yet the rewards are indescribably amazing.
In 24/6, Dr. Matthew Sleeth provides a life-giving prescription for a healthier, more God-centered life amidst a digitally crazed, always-on world and helps us better understand how our lives can be radically transformed—physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually—by adopted a 24/6 lifestyle.