Is your group looking for a program leader or keynote speaker for your next event? Thank you for considering Amanda! She has developed keynote addresses and small-group programs that are appropriate for any group pursuing a deeper understanding of Scripture.
Down & Dirty Scripture:
How Archaeology Explains the Bible
Expounding on her experiences as an archaeologist in Israel, Amanda entertains audiences with personal and biblical anecdotes that illuminate confusing and often-misunderstood biblical texts. Highlights include
- Solomon’s temple architecture,
- Israelite and Jewish divination tools,
- ancient burial practices, and
- the “inn” where Jesus was born.
Swimming the Dead Sea of Reeds:
How Ancient Contexts Inform Scripture
Complimenting the message in her second book, Mary Magdalene Never Wore Blue Eye Shadow: How to Trust the Bible When Truth and Tradition Collide, Amanda explains the importance of context when studying Scripture. Audiences will learn, among other things, that
- the Israelites may have thought they were honoring God with their golden calf,
- the “Proverbs 31 woman” was never intended as a role model, and
- prophecy can be fulfilled again and again.
Not Hannah but Anna:
Living a Fruitful Life in a Barren World
Loosely based on the message in Barren among the Fruitful, Amanda encourages audiences to recognize the difference between wishing God would fulfill their desires and desiring only His will for their lives. Wholeness comes not from having all we want, but from wanting all of Him. Combining personal stories and biblical truths, this study and address can be convicting, cathartic, and inspirational.