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The Land and the Book

Air Date December 20, 2014


Summary

Christmas is almost here! And as we get ready to open presents and visit with family and friends, we don't want to forget the reason for the season…the birth of Jesus. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord!" On this week's program we'll be looking at the birth of Jesus…but using only the Old Testament. What did God have to say about this event before it ever took place?

Then in our devotional time we'll continue our series on selected prayers from the Bible by looking at Luke 1 and Mary's song of praise to God over the promised birth of her heavenly Son!


Hosts

Dr. Charlie Dyer and Jon Gauger

Charles Dyer

Dr. Charlie Dyer
 

Dr. Charlie Dyer is professor-at-large of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill. Dyer is an Old Testament scholar as well as an authority on Middle Eastern history and religion. As a licensed guide to Israel, he has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East over the last two decades. Dyer has authored and co-edited many books and articles on the Middle East and the Old Testament. His articles have been published in Bibliotheca Sacra and Michigan Theological Journal. Dr. Dyer’s books include The Rise of Babylon, What’s Next?, The New Christian Traveler’s Guide to the Holy Land and Strike the Dragon.

Jon Gauger

Jon Gauger  

Jon Gauger has been with Moody Radio nearly three decades and works with special projects. In addition to being the announcer for Dr. Paul Nyquist's weekly teaching program, Moody Presents, Jon is hosting and producing The Land and the Book. He writes and produces a weekly commentary, creates special documentaries, and has traveled to 30 countries covering stories for Moody Radio, or doing training work with international broadcasting partners. Jon is married to Diana, and they have two grown children—all of whom are Moody graduates. An avid photographer, videographer and reader, Jon also enjoys camping and freelance voice-over work, including audiobook projects.