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February 16, 2019

The Astounding Courage of Christians in Iraq

​Christians in Iraq. We don’t hear much about them these days. That’s because most have left. But what about those courageous souls who have stayed behind? You’ll step into their homes, walk in their shoes and hear their stories this week on The Land and the Book. Plus…we’ll take a shot at answering our latest batch of listener questions.  Don’t miss….The Land and the Book.




Stefano Fehr
Stefano Fehr

Stefano Fehr

Stafano Fehr has been ministering among Muslims for over 13 years as president of  Call of Hope Ministries US.  For over a century, Call of Hope has been making the Gospel accessible to Muslims through creative media, relational evangelism, discipleship, church planting initiatives and humanitarian efforts.  The ministry has taken him to both urban and rural areas in the 22 Islamic countries throughout the Middle East, Africa, India and South East Asia where Call of Hope ministers. He is an internationally known speaker and broadcaster and can be heard periodically on the Moody Broadcast Network. Stefano speaks annually to hundreds of ministry leaders and missionaries and provides direction to over 200 indigenous co-workers throughout the Islamic world.  He also travels to disaster areas to oversee relief efforts provided by the ministry. Somebody Cares and Call of Hope have recently begun partnering on relief work with Syrian refugees and development projects in Kenya.

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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!