The Land and the Book
Air Date March 15, 2014
Break out the noisemakers and dress the kids in costumes! No, it's not New Year's Eve or Halloween. It's the Jewish festival of Purim, celebrated this weekend. Our guest will be Justin Kron from Chosen People Ministries, who will help us get into the spirit of this Jewish festival.
Then in our devotional time we'll be continuing our study of eight unusual plants in the Bible by focusing on fragrant myrtle… a plant that's very appropriate for Purim!
Justin Kron is a Jewish follower of Jesus. His passion is to acquaint Christians with the Jewish roots and heritage of their faith and become better equipped to share the love of the Messiah with the Jewish people. Since 1998, he has served with Chosen People Ministries, an international Jewish ministry dedicated to sharing the love of the Messiah with the Jewish people and helping others to do the same.
Dr. Charlie Dyer and Jon Gauger
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 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.