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When the angel of the Lord spoke to the terrified shepherds outside Bethlehem, his words were calming—to the extreme. But what did that heavenly messenger really mean when he announced, “Tidings of Comfort and Joy?” And is that scene merely a fact to be processed—or a declaration that calls us to action today, 2000 years later? Join us for a stimulating conversation this week on The Land and the Book.
Dr. Charlie Dyer served as provost and professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute before becoming host of The Land and the Book radio program. Dr. Dyer is an Old Testament scholar as well as an authority on Middle Eastern history and religion. For the past 35 years he has traveled extensively throughout Israel and the Middle East. Dr. Dyer has authored and co-edited many books on the Middle East and the Old Testament, including The Christian Traveler’s Guide to the Holy Land, 30 Days in the Land with Jesus, and 30 Days in the Land of Psalms. In addition to hosting The Land and the Book, Dr. Dyer continues to serve as associate pastor of Grace Bible Church in Sun City, Arizona.
Jon Gauger has worked at Moody Radio for more than three decades. In addition to hosting Today in the Word Radio and Moody Presents with Dr. Mark Jobe, Jon produces and hosts The Land and the Book. He writes and produces a weekly commentary, creates special documentaries, and has traveled to more than 35 countries covering stories for Moody Radio and training international broadcasting partners. Jon is the author of If I Could Do It All Over Again and Kids Say the Wisest Things. Jon, his wife, Diana, and their two grown children are all Moody graduates.
Does the Middle East seem like a confusing, complex tapestry of people and events? For a unique biblical perspective, join Dr. Charlie Dyer and Jon Gauger for The Land and the Book. Every week this gifted team brings you terrific stories of God at work as they explore biblical, archaeological, and prophetic events. Enjoy great guests, intriguing listener questions, and more!