Dr. Charlie Dyer helps you understand the complex tapestry of people and events that make up Israel and the Middle East from a biblical perspective. Each week he presents you with an in-depth look at biblical, historical, archeological and prophetic events and their relevance to today. Dr. Charlie Dyer and co-host Jon Gauger are joined by Bible scholars and authors to help you explore what God says about this vital part of the world.
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 coedited 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 has been with Moody Radio nearly three decades and works with special projects. In addition to hosting and producing The Land and the Book, Jon is the announcer for Dr. Paul Nyquist's weekly teaching program, Moody Presents. 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.