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July 25, 2020

Extreme Israel Travel

​When most of us think of a trip to the Holy land, we envision air-conditioned buses, relaxing walks to favorite Bible destinations, and a cushy vacation feel.  But this week on The Land and the Book, we’ll talk to a pastor who took an “Extreme Israel Trip.”  So lace up those hiking boots—and make sure you’ve got plenty of water. Plus, Charlie Dyer will bring us up to date on all the hot stories coming out of the Middle East.  That’s The Land and the Book.



Jim Lennon
Jim Lennon

Jim Lennon

Jim Lennon is the Senior Pastor at West Suburban Community Church in Elmhurst, IL, where he and his wife, Linda, have served for the last 24 years.  Jim has three grown children, and is a former business owner and high school science teacher, who graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary to pursue his love of teaching and expounding the Scriptures.  He’s also a chalk artist, and loves to roast his own coffee.

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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

The Land and the Book helps listeners understand a biblical perspective on the Middle East’s complex tapestry of people and events. Join Charlie Dyer and Jon Gauger as they explore biblical, archaeological and prophetic events.