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The Redhead WRITES

Mary Magdalene Never Wore Blue Eye Shadow

Tradition suggests that 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 Scripture—when read in its original context—is more than a collection of fairytales or a massive rulebook. It’s God’s revelation of Himself to us.

She teaches you to understand how the books of the Bible were written, transmitted, and translated; to recognize the differences between genuine Scripture and popular doctrines; to boldly seek God in His own words, ask questions of tradition, and find answers in the texts; and to grow in your understanding of God and appreciation of the Bible’s intimate and complex revelation of His nature.

Let’s abandon the gods of tradition, and meet God in His Word.

Copper Finds a Scroll

Copper the basset hound travels the world with his friend, Amanda, while she digs on archaeological sites. On this trip to Qumran, an ancient city next to the Dead Sea, this adventurous dog follows his nose up the nearby cliffs and into a cave. There he meets a new friend who gives him a scroll that was made by Qumran’s first-century residents and prophesies Jesus’s birth.

This book features

  • a Page for Parents that explains the historical facts behind the story,
  • grades 1-3 reading level,
  • 34 pages of edge-to-edge full-color illustrations, and
  • durable heavyweight pages with a glued binding (no staples!).


Join Copper as he learns all about scribes, scrolls, and promises!

In Unison: The Unfinished Story of Jeremy and Adrienne Camp

While on a three-month-long tour, Jeremy met and built a friendship with the lead singer of another band. In a beautiful and inspiring story their love unfolded taking them both by surprise. After 15 years of marriage, Jeremy and Adrienne have experienced devastating losses and incredible joy, and have grown alongside each other. They continue to build a friendship as they juggle life and frequent separations, due to tour schedules, with the demands and stressors of parenting their three kids.

In Unison is the story of the lessons they’ve learned in love and marriage told from each of their voices. They vulnerably share the highs and lows of life together and offer practical advice for how to deal with conflict, manage finances, move through grief, and work to build your own family culture. You can’t do marriage without Jesus, and when you keep Him in the middle, together, you can build a lasting love.

Co-written with theologian, fellow redhead, and friend, Amanda Hope Haley.

The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel

Travel Israel–past and present.

Learn about its people and its God with Harvard-trained biblical archaeologist, whimsical storyteller, and sunscreen advocate, Amanda Hope Haley.

Despite what’s seen in the Indiana Jones movies, archaeology isn’t a fast-paced quest to recover legendary objects lost to time. Scholar and writer Amanda Hope Haley’s digs in Israel have been dusty, rigorous, and open-minded hunts for clues that reveal the world as it existed when the Bible was written.

In The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel, Amanda travels the lands of the Bible—a trowel in one hand and a camera in the other. Discover with her how Christians can…

• use archaeological finds to better understand Israel’s history
• shed a Western mindset and read the Bible in its original context
• comprehend today’s religious conflicts in the Holy Land

For anyone curious about Israel of the past and the present, The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel investigates the historical and modern contexts we need to understand both the Bible and God’s people. This two-week trip through the country, which begins as a search for the meanings of ancient Scripture, just might end with a clearer perception of our current neighbors and how Jesus would have us love them today.

Barren among the Fruitful

Amanda’s first book, Barren among the Fruitful: Navigating Infertility with Hope, Wisdom, and Patience,  is now available from HarperCollins Christian Publishers online and in bookstores nationwide. It is an entertaining, insightful, and well-researched survey of the infertility challenges a growing number of women are facing in America and other developed nations. Inside you’ll find

  • Basic statistics on the prevalence of infertility,
  • Simple explanations of the most commonly used infertility treatments,
  • Thoughtful discussions about marital, social, physical, financial, and faith issues that complicate a diagnosis of infertility,
  • Practical suggestions on how to comfort friends struggling to have children,
  • Humorous anecdotes from my own seven-year struggle and failure to carry a pregnancy to full-term,
  • Personal stories of over a dozen women whose “family planning” didn’t go as they intended, and
  • Fresh perspective on the plans God has for women–both barren and fruitful.


Whether you are currently struggling to have children, are making plans to start a family, are suffering the pain of never conceiving or of losing a child, or are wanting to better understand someone enduring fertility treatments; this book is written for you and about you.