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The Land and the Book

Air Date September 27, 2014


For many, the Middle East is a confusing kaleidoscope of wars and struggles, especially when it comes to Israel. How did a people who were scattered for almost 2,000 years return to their homeland? What’s so special about the Jewish people? And why have so many tried to destroy them for so long? If you have questions, this week’s guest has answers. We’ll be talking with Dr. Jim Eckman about his latest book, A Covenant People.

Then later in the program our devotional time finds us “in the pits” as Charlie takes us into a cistern with the prophet Jeremiah.


Dr. James Eckman

Dr. James Eckman
Dr. James Eckman is President Emeritus and Professor of History, Theology, and Ethics at Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska.


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.