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Matthew Sleeth (Christian environmentalist)

Matthew Sleeth, MD is an author, speaker, and advocate of creation care . A former emergency room physician, Sleeth wrote His first book, Serve God, Save the Planet [1] ( Zondervan ), in May 2006. since then, he has spoken more than 900 times [2] in churches, schools and media outlets to about the biblical mandate to care for the Earth.

In 2008, Sleeth wrote the introduction to The Green Bible [3] ( HarperOne ) and in 2010 wrote The Gospel According to the Earth: Why the Good Book is a Green Book [4] (HarperOne). His third book, 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life was released in November 2012 [5] ( Tyndale House Publishers ). Through his nonprofit, Blessed Earth, Sleeth wrote and released a 12-part creation care DVD series called Serving God, Saving the Planet (Zondervan), with accompanying guidebooks, in 2010. [6]

Education

Sleeth attended West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, for his undergraduate degree and earned his MD degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine . In 2016, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Hood Theological Seminary . [7]

Press

Sleeth has-been featured in publications Such As Newsweek , [8] Christianity Today , Books and Culture , [9] Creation Care Magazine , [10] Guideposts , [11] The Huffington Post , [12] San Francisco Chronicle , [13] Grist , [14] and films such as The Great Warming [15] and Start: Becoming a Good Samaritan . [16] Sleeth wrote the introduction for and served on the advisory board of the Green Bible (HarperOne).

Nonprofit

In 2008, Sleeth and his wife, Nancy Sleeth , founded Blessed Earth, an educational nonprofit inspiring faithful stewardship of all creation.

References

  1. Jump up^ Sleeth, Matthew. Serve God, Save the Planet. White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2006.
  2. Jump up^ “Answering the Call of Creation” . The State Journal . February 4, 2011 . Retrieved June 19, 2012 .
  3. Jump up^ The Green Bible. New York: HarperOne, 2008.
  4. Jump up^ Sleeth, Matthew. The Gospel According to the Earth: Why the Good Book Is a Green Book. New York: HarperOne, 2010.
  5. Jump up^ Sleeth, Matthew. 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life. Carol Stream, Illinois: Tyndale, 2012.
  6. Jump up^ Sleeth, Matthew. Serving God, Saving the Planet. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2010.
  7. Jump up^ Fisher, Hugh. “With Thankful Hearts” . Salisbury Post . Retrieved May 26, 2016 .
  8. Jump up^ “The Faces of Christian Politics” . Newsweek . December 2010 . Retrieved June 15, 2012 .
  9. Jump up^ Crouch, Andy (May-June 2007). “Rx for Excess” . Books and Culture . Retrieved June 14, 2012 .
  10. Jump up^ Sleeth, Matthew (Summer 2008). “God’s Mental Health Prescription” . Creation Care Magazine . pp. 40-43 . Retrieved June 14, 2012 .
  11. Jump up^ Sleeth, Matthew (January 2007). “Healing the Planet” . Guideposts Magazine . Retrieved June 15, 2012 .
  12. Jump up^ Sleeth, Matthew (April 19, 2010). “Making Earth Day a Church Day” . The Huffington Post . Retrieved June 15, 2012 .
  13. Jump up^ Miller, David Ian (January 22, 2007). “Finding My Religion” . San Francisco Chronicle . Retrieved August 12, 2011 .
  14. Jump up^ Roberts, David (October 6, 2006). “An Interview with J. Matthew Sleeth, Evangelical Environmentalist and Author” . Grist . Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  15. Jump up^ Coshof, Karen, Alanis Morissette, and Keanu Reeves. The Great Warming. Kelowna, BC: Filmwest Associates, 2003.
  16. Jump up^ Seaton, Michael, and John Ortberg. Start: Becoming a Good Samaritan. Grand Rapids, Mich .: Zondervan, 2010.

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