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Salvation on Sand Mountain : Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia
by Dennis Covington


Overview - For "New York Times" reporter Dennis Covington, what began as a journalistic assignmentcovering the trial of an Alabama pastor convicted of attempting to murder his wife with poisonous snakeswould evolve into a headlong plunge into a bizarre, mysterious, and ultimately irresistible world of unshakable faith: the world of holiness snake handling.  Read more...

 
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Overview
For "New York Times" reporter Dennis Covington, what began as a journalistic assignmentcovering the trial of an Alabama pastor convicted of attempting to murder his wife with poisonous snakeswould evolve into a headlong plunge into a bizarre, mysterious, and ultimately irresistible world of unshakable faith: the world of holiness snake handling.

Set in the heart of Appalachia, "Salvation on Sand Mountain" is Covington s unsurpassed and chillingly captivating exploration of the nature, power, and extremity of faithan exploration that gradually turns inward, until Covington finds himself taking up the snakes."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780306818363
  • ISBN-10: 0306818361
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publish Date: August 2009
  • Page Count: 249


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