Teddy Roosevelt once said, “There are few sensations I prefer to that of galloping over these rolling limitless prairies, with rifle in hand, or winding my way among the barren, fantastic and grimly picturesque deserts of the so-called Bad Lands.” Join us as our guest uses Roosevelt’s own reflections to immerse us in the formative seasons that America’s twenty-sixth president spent in “the broken country” of the Wild West.
What would it be like to smuggle Bibles into a country where the Scriptures are not allowed? Today you will hear the firsthand account of a man who has been bringing the Good News into the dark corners of the world. Then, are Muslims more open to the Gospel now than perhaps any other period of human history? We ask that question of a former Muslim. Join us for an hour of fascinating globetrotting!
William Hazelgrove is the author of Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson, a Literary Guild Selection and History Book Club Selection, and ten novels, including The Pitcher (2013), a Junior Library Guild Selection. His books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, Book of the Month Selections, Junior Library Guild Selections, and ALA Editor’s Choice Awards. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer-in- Residence, where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace. He has also been the subject of interviews in NPR’s All Things Considered along with features in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, People. Hazelgrove lives in Chicago with his family and runs a political cultural blog, The View from Hemingway’s Attic.
Patrick Klein is the founder and director of Vision Beyond Borders, a ministry that has delivered over 900,000 Bibles across hostile borders and is committed to serving the persecuted Church within these nations for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. He has been doing missions work for over 30 years now and has traveled to over 50 countries, including Iran and North Korea. His passion is to get God's Word into closed countries and reach people with the Gospel He has personally experienced persecution while following God’s call into Gospel-resistant nations, but has also seen God’s repeated, faithful intervention to make a way for His Word. A graduate of Vanguard University and Christ For The Nations Institute, Patrick counts it a privilege to serve those at risk for their faith and to share their amazing stories with the American Church.
Al Fadi is a former Wahhabi Muslim from Saudi Arabia. He is the researcher, editor, writer, and translator for numerous ministries, including "Answering Islam," "Desiring God," and "JesusOnLine." Al is the founder and director of The Center for Islamic Research & Awareness (CIRA) with a focus on bringing awareness regarding Islam, building bridges with Muslims, training believers to reach Muslims for Christ and to provide expert opinion on issues related to political Islam and Sharia Law. He is a co-editor, co-author and contributor of "The Qur'an Dilemma" (English Book – Vol. 1) - a critical analysis book of the Qur'an.