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Air Date December 1, 2012


As the Christmas season approaches, we thought it was the right time to focus on some "good news" from the war-scarred country of Afghanistan. Kate McCord, the author of a new book from Moody Publishers titled In the Land of Blue Burqas, will help us do that. Our guest's real name has been changed to protect her and the women she worked with. But we can assure you, Kate is the "real deal." At the pinnacle of a high-powered career, she left it all, sold everything and moved to Afghanistan to start an organization to help Afghani women. Her story will encourage you!


Then, in our devotional time together, we'll continue our study of "Five Golden Rings" by looking at the second of the five women in Matthew's genealogy of Jesus: Rahab the harlot.



In the Land of Blue Burqas

Kate McCord
Kate is the author of a new book from Moody Publishers titled In the Land of Blue Burqas, based on her work among Afghani women in that war-torn country.


Dr. Charlie Dyer and Jon Gauger

Charles Dyer

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  

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.