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Depth Podcast Episode 149: Hope Always — Dr. Matthew Sleeth

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Have you ever had to have a tough conversation with a loved one? Maybe it was about their physical health? Perhaps it was about their emotional or mental health. 

Sometimes these conversations can be really difficult, so I am so thankful that Dr. Matthew Sleeth is back on the podcast, and he is going to talk about his book, *Hope Always: How to be a force for life in a culture of suicide. September is Suicide Prevention Month and each year on the podcast, I try to highlight one episode where I give ideas or tools or share about this subject that is just not talked a lot about, especially in the church. 

So today, I am excited for you to hear from Matthew and just the practical tools he gives us on how to have these tough conversations, how to enter into the conversation as well as how to help them.  He is a medical doctor and worked in the emergency room for many years, so he brings a unique perspective. So again, I know this subject is hard to talk about, but I want to give voice to this because lives matter, and I want us to be a help to those that are struggling.

Also, I am so excited for someone to win a copy of Dr. Sleeth’s book: *Hope Always. All the details of the book giveaway are on my website at or you can click this direct link:

Other Resources:

·      Link to Depth Podcast Episode 99: *I Love Jesus, But I Want To Die
by Sarah J. Robinson

·       Link to Depth Podcast Episode 49: *Fear Gone Wild: A Story of Mental
Illness, Suicide, and Hope Through Loss
By Kayla Stoecklein

It is fun to have Matthew back on the Podcast! If you missed my first conversation about his book, *Reforesting Faith please check out Episode 112 on the Depth podcast.  I love what he shares about trees.

Matthew Sleeth, M.D., a former emergency room physician and chief of the hospital medical staff, resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about faith and health. Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than one thousand churches, campuses, and events, including serving as a monthly guest preacher at the Washington National Cathedral.

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 lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with Nancy, his wife of forty years. Their grown children serve with their families in full-time parish ministry and as medical missionaries in Africa. You can connect with Matthew on his Blessed Earth Web site.

*Note: If you are interested in purchasing these books, I would love for you to use the Amazon Affiliate link above to help support the podcast. Thank you!

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I love to get the right book into a reader’s hands! After each podcast, I will be giving away a copy of the book that I am recommending!