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Tradition suggests that Mary Magdalene came from a tarnished background and that Jesus was born in a barn. But what does the Bible really say? Providing context through timelines, literary genres, and archaeological discoveries, Haley clears up misconceptions and encourages you to dig into Scripture as it is written rather than accept versions influenced by human interpretations.
|Title: Mary Magdalene Never Wore Blue Eye Shadow: How to Trust the Bible When Truth and Tradition Collide|
By: Amanda Hope Haley
Number of Pages: 233
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 9 ounces
Stock No: WW975124
Truth, Legend, and the Stories You Thought You Knew
Tradition suggests Mary Magdalene was a prostitute and Jesus was born in a barn. But what does the Bible really say? Armed with her theology degree, archaeological experience, and sharp wit, Amanda Hope Haley clears up misconceptions of Bible stories and encourages you to dig into Scripture as it is written rather than accept versions altered by centuries of human interpretations.
Providing context with native languages, historical facts, literary genres, and relevant anecdotes, Haley demonstrates how Scripturewhen read in its original contextis more than a collection of fairy tales or a massive rule book. Its Gods revelation of Himself to us.
She teaches you to…
- understand how the books of the Bible were written, transmitted, and translated
- recognize the differences between genuine Scripture and popular doctrines
- boldly seek God in His own words, ask questions of tradition, and find answers in the texts
- grow in your understanding of God and appreciation of the Bibles intimate and complex revelation of His nature
Its time to abandon the gods of tradition, and meet God in His Word.
Amanda Hope Haley is a lover of the Bibleits God, its words, and its history. She has a master of theological studies in Hebrew Scripture and Interpretation from Harvard University. She contributed to The Voice Bible as a translator, writer, and editor; has been a content editor, ghost writer, and co-writer for popular Christian authors; and authored two of her own books. Amanda and her husband, David, live in Tennessee, with their always-entertaining basset hound, Copper.
"Amanda Haley will inspire you to look at the Scriptures with new lenses. Combining the best of academic research with her unique brand of humor, topped with a dash of pop culture, she hosts a wild ride through the geography, history, and culture of the Bible. This book will enlighten, inform, and entertain you. Most importantly, you will be equipped with the right tools, resources, and questions to engage biblical study. You will be motivated to look at the Scriptures again from a new perspective. And you might find yourself surprised by whats in there…and even more surprised by whats not."
Heather Zempel, author of Community Is Messy and Big Change, Small Groups
"Amanda Haley has written an incredibly timely and important work. She bravely navigates the obstacles many of us encounter during faith deconstruction, all while keeping the heart of God the North Star. Blending common sense and scholarly integrity, Amanda has created a seminary-level hermeneutics course in one approachable, holistic, and relatable book."
Dr. Ashley Davis, DMin, author and spiritual director
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