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August 12, 2017

Overcoming the Negative Narrative

This week on The Land and the Book, it’s “Trends and Troubles”—a fresh look at mega themes developing in Israel.  What are the hot button issues?  And what can Christians do to respond?  Our guest: Penny Young Nance of Concerned Women for America.  We’ll find out what Bible questions have been puzzling listeners lately in our weekly segment with Jim Coakley…and Charlie Dyer will update us on this week’s headlines from the Middle East…all on The Land and the Book.

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August 05, 2017

Jews Don’t Need Jesus—And Other Misconceptions

Believe it or not, there are well-intentioned Christians who say that because Israel is specially favored by God, Jews don’t really need Jesus for salvation. Avi Snyder says otherwise. He sets the record straight this week on The Land and the Book. It’s a conversation we’ve titled “Jews Don’t Need Jesus—And Other Misconceptions,” based on the Moody Publishers book. Join us for The Land and the Book

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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.

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.

Dr. Jim Coakley

Dr Jim Coakley has taught for sixteen years as professor of Bible at Moody Theological Seminary specializing in Old Testament and Biblical Languages. Prior to Moody he was involved in pastoral ministry for thirteen years.  He has traveled to Israel multiple times as a tour leader and has also toured throughout Turkey. Jim is married to Gayle and they have two grown children and two grandchildren. He was a contributor to the Moody Bible Commentary and is working on a second doctoral degree through the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.  He also has a special interest in how the use of technology intersects with Biblical studies and has written articles and spoken at conferences on that topic.

The Land and the Book

Does the Middle East seem like a complex tapestry of people and events—difficult to understand? For a unique biblical perspective, join Dr. Charlie Dyer, Jon Gauger and Dr. Jim Coakley 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. Great guests, intriguing listener questions and more!