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Past Programs


January 23, 2021

The Time of Jacob’s Trouble

​Scripture calls it "the Time of Jacob's Trouble."  But what does this prophecy really point to?  How does it affect Israel—or, for that matter, those of us living elsewhere?  This week on The Land and the Book, we talk with New York Times best-selling author Donna VanLiere.  We'll discover that God has made known to us "the end from the beginning" and that things aren't spiraling downward but are actually looking up. Don't miss The Land and the Book

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January 16, 2021

Defying the Holocaust

​When the Nazis started to destroy the European Jews, millions of non-Jews in Europe had to decide their stance. Would they help the Nazis, help the Jews, or do nothing? Sadly, few helped. But this week, on The Land and the Book, we’ll look at heroes who committed to defying the Holocaust. Don’t miss this conversation about courage, cowards, and kindness. That’s this week on The Land and the Book.

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January 09, 2021

God Alone: The Testimony of Rahab

​Every Christian knows the story of Jericho. And we’re all familiar with the character of Rahab, who hid the spies. But what are we missing that might help us understand her role in the conquest of the mighty city of Jericho? What lessons can Rahab teach us today? Get your hiking boots on. We’re about to march around the city of Jericho…one more time. Join us for The Land and the Book.

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January 02, 2021

Persecution—What’s Ahead for the Middle East

​Persecution. It’s been the story of the Church from the beginning. And when it comes to Christianity, few places on the planet experience more persecution than the Middle East. Is there any backing down in the near future? Or will Christians continue to struggle? This week on The Land and the Book, we’ll look at the future of persecution in the Middle East. Our guest, Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs. The Land and the Book. Join us.

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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

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!