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The Land and the Book

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February 05, 2022

Religious Freedom Trends in the Middle East

​Are Christians in the Middle East enjoying more freedom or facing more significant threats? Journalist Todd Nettleton is just back from a fact-finding trip to the Middle East. He shares real stories of hope and hurt this week on The Land and the Book. Plus, Charlie Dyer shares intriguing insights on pomegranates…after answering your Bible questions and bringing you up to date on current events in the Middle East. Don’t miss…The Land and the Book.

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Todd Nettleton
Todd Nettleton

Todd Nettleton

Todd Nettleton is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for the Voice of the Martyrs - USA (VOM) and host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. He serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, inspiring Christians with the faithfulness of Christ's followers in 70+ nations where they face persecution for wearing His name. During more than 20 years serving at VOM, Todd has travelled the world and conducted face-to-face interviews with hundreds of Christians who've endured persecution in more than 30 nations. He is a graduate of Bartlesville Wesleyan College (now Oklahoma Wesleyan University) and has done postgraduate study at the University of Oklahoma. Todd and his wife, Charlotte, have two sons and two daughters-in-law. In his spare time he enjoys reading, music, travel and sports, including serving as commissioner of a fantasy football league.

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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.
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Jon Gauger

For more than three decades, Jon Gauger has served with Moody Radio as a writer, producer, and host. He is rarely seen without a camera, shooting photos and video for Moody Radio and others. In addition to The Land and the Book, Jon is heard on Moody PresentsToday in the Word, the Praise and Worship Channel, and Majesty Radio. He has traveled to 38 countries as a journalist, speaker, or trainer. An award-winning narrator, Jon has voiced 75 audiobooks and has written If I Could Do It All Over Again and Kids Say the Wisest Things.  Jon is married to Diana, and they have two grown children and six truly extraordinary grandchildren. The Gaugers love reading, camping (trailers, not tents), and great Mexican food.

The Land and the Book

The Land and the Book helps listeners understand a biblical perspective on the Middle East’s complex tapestry of people and events. Join Charlie Dyer and Jon Gauger as they explore biblical, archaeological and prophetic events.