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Air Date January 31, 2015


Less than a year ago the Islamic State burst onto the world stage. The dramatic capture of Iraq's second largest city-followed by the slaughter of thousands of Christians and the beheadings of several American hostages-vaulted them into the headlines. And yet most of us are confused. Who are they really? What do they want? Can they be stopped? On this week's program we'll try to answer these questions as Mark Tobey joins Charlie and Jon behind the microphone to talk about Charlie's and Mark's latest book, The ISIS Crisis.

Then later in the program Charlie will continue his series on postcards from Turkey by visiting the city of Thyatira to see what Jesus had to say to a wimpy church.


Mark Tobey
Charlie Dyer is Professor-at-Large of Bible and host of The Land and the Book  radio program. Mark Tobey currently pastors a church in Terre Haute, Indiana. The two collaborated once before on Strike the Dragon , a novel that focused on Islamic terrorists. And they have now written The ISIS Crisis , a book that takes a careful look at the rise of ISIS…and what can be done to stop them.


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.