Melissa Briggs, an expert in Hebrew, will talk with us about the Hebrew word, Sar Shalom. Melissa is an experienced Hebrew teacher passionate about making the language of the Scriptures accessible to everyone. Born in the USA, Melissa studied Hebrew in Jerusalem, then taught in England for over a decade. She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two children. She loves helping students to achieve their goals of reading the Bible in the original language or learning to converse in Modern Hebrew.
Also, Dr. Charlie Dyer, will give us insight into his new book Experiencing the Land of the Book: A Life-Changing Journey through Israel. Charlie served for 33 years on the faculty and in the administration of three different institutions, including 20 years at Dallas Seminary and ten years as Provost of the Moody Bible Institute. In 2010 Charlie became Professor-at-Large of Bible for Moody Bible Institute and host of The Land and the Book radio program, which is heard on more than 350 stations across the United States. For much of his time in ministry, Charlie has taken groups to Israel and the other lands of the Bible. Over the past four decades, he has traveled to Israel nearly a hundred times, helping several thousand people experience firsthand the life-changing impact that comes from spending time in the land of the Bible. In addition to his speaking, teaching, and guiding, Charlie has authored or co-authored numerous books. Charlie and his wife Kathy live near Phoenix, Arizona. They have two grown children and four grandchildren
Do you have questions about the Bible? Dr. Michael Rydelnik will join Dawn and Steve in the Morning to take questions from listeners! Dr. Michael Rydelnik is a professor of Jewish Studies at Moody Bible Institute and the Bible teacher on Moody Radio's Open Line.
The Reverand Percy Wilson McCray Jr. is a guest on Dawn and Steve in the Morning to provide some tips for helping loved ones navigate the challenging world of cancer and hospital visits. Rev. McCray is co-host of the award-winning podcast, Health, Hope & Inspiration.
Rev. McCray has spent more than 20 years ministering to cancer patients and their caregivers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). He recognizes cancer care ministry as a special calling from God and considers faith a key, but often overlooked, component of cancer treatment. He now serves as the Director of Faith-Based Programs at CTCA® and provides leadership to the pastoral care staff at all five CTCA hospitals. In addition, Rev. McCray oversees Our Journey of Hope®, a nationwide cancer care ministry training, and support program. An ordained minister, Rev. McCray is a member of the U.S. Chaplain Association.
When you become a Christian, it is a transformation. Start your week with a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International "enlarging your tent."
Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. Isaiah 54:2
In addition, don't miss the conversation about Leslie Speas new book From Hot Mess to God's Best: Decluttering Your Mess to Be Your Best. Leslie Speas is an author from North Carolina who is a self-proclaimed "hot mess". Her first book is Confessions of a Hot Mess: From Mess to MESSage. Through her book and her blog, she shares humor, stories, Scripture, and tips to help others bolster their faith and find strength in their struggles.
Start your day with a devotional from Blackaby Ministries International about God's invitations!
Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. Amos 3:7
In addition, Dr. Marina Hofman joins the conversation on Dawn and Steve in the Morning to share her powerful story of trauma, redemption, and restoration. Dr. Hofman has written the small group Bible study Women in the Bible. Dr. Hofman (PhD) is an award-winning author and scholar, a professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and a frequent media guest providing biblical perspectives of current issues, women's issues, and parenting. She is an advocate for freedom and inspires audiences to find courage by highlighting examples of women in the Bible. Marina is a homeschool mom of a 3-year-old, a survivor of a life-threatening trauma, and a champion for women. Marina engages readers with fresh insights and a positive, encouraging, and life-giving perspective. As a survivor of life-threatening trauma, Marina is passionate about sharing her incredible testimony of God’s redemption and the healing and the hope she has in Christ.
Melissa Briggs, an expert in Hebrew, will talk with us about the Hebrew word, Adonai Tzidkenu. Melissa is an experienced Hebrew teacher passionate about making the language of the Scriptures accessible to everyone. Born in the USA, Melissa studied Hebrew in Jerusalem, then taught in England for over a decade. She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two children. She loves helping students to achieve their goals of reading the Bible in the original language or learning to converse in Modern Hebrew.
Pastor Mike Novotny also joins the morning show to give us insight into his book When Life Hurts: How to See Through Suffering. Pastor Novotny takes us through the book of Job to help us build a framework for when we suffer. Pastor Novotny has served God’s people in full-time ministry since 2007 in Madison and, most recently, at The CORE in Appleton, Wisconsin. He also serves as the lead speaker for Time of Grace, where he shares the good news about Jesus through television, print, and online platforms.
Musician Billy Ballenger is in the studio to graciously share his incredible testimony and his new three-song EP of Christmas music! Billy Ballenger’s personal story reads like a movie script, and his music is driven by his heart to create a song that speaks for those who have no voice and inspire those who do! Today, his journey fuels his passion for sharing the Hope of Jesus Christ with audiences around the world, including Russia, China, and worldwide television. His non-profit, Break the Grey Inc., has performed school assemblies at hundreds of public schools across the Midwest and parts of Canada, and he’s shared his testimony and music with more than 500,000 listeners at festivals, conferences, churches, camps, and other venues. In 2020, Billy joined the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular lineup—performing in 31 arenas around the country. He has released six full-length recordings, along with two EPs: 2020’s Walking on Waves, 2021's Tree and the Nails, and several 2022 singles like Mercy, I Believe it, Close to You, and more. His story has been featured on the 700 Club, Life Today, 100 Huntley Street, "Weathering the Storm" with Ryan Stevenson, and in Home Life Magazine among other leading media outlets. Billy is incredibly grateful for the friendships and collaboration he’s found touring with artists like Building 429, NewSong, and so many more. However, He’s not done yet! To make an impact wherever he goes, he continues to accept opportunities to expand his outreach to reflect the hope of Jesus Christ through his music and speaking.