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November 17, 2018

Save the Persecuted Christians!

​Christianity-dot-com reports that more Christians died for their faith in the last century than all the years combined since Christ was on earth.  This trend isn't slowing down! This week on The Land and the Book—New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas challenges you and me to stand with persecuted Christians.  Plus…Jon Gauger shares "Lessons from the school of Grief."   All on The Land and the Book.



Eric Metaxas
Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is a New York Times best-selling author of several books, including Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace.  He is the host of The Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated daily radio program, and is the founder and host of “Socrates in the City”, the acclaimed series of conversations on “life, God, and other small topics.”  Along with his colleague John Stonestreet, he is the voice of BreakPoint, a nationally syndicated radio commentary and he is featured in many broadcast and print media outlets.
A graduate of Yale, Metaxas is a senior fellow and lecturer at large at the King's College in New York City.

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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 Moody Presents which features sermons by the Presidents of Moody, 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.

The Land and the Book

Does the Middle East seem like a complex tapestry of people and events—difficult to understand? For a uniquely biblical perspective, join Dr. Charlie Dyer and Jon Gauger 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!