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




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A haunting exploration of faith, from a preacher convicted of attempted murder to a first-hand account of holiness serpent handling--One of the best books on American religion from the last 25 years (Chicago Tribune)

For New York Times reporter Dennis Covington, what began as a journalistic assignment-covering the trial of an Alabama pastor convicted of attempting to murder his wife with poisonous snakes-would 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 faith-an exploration that gradually turns inward, until Covington finds himself taking up the snakes.

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Overview

A haunting exploration of faith, from a preacher convicted of attempted murder to a first-hand account of holiness serpent handling--One of the best books on American religion from the last 25 years (Chicago Tribune)

For New York Times reporter Dennis Covington, what began as a journalistic assignment-covering the trial of an Alabama pastor convicted of attempting to murder his wife with poisonous snakes-would 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 faith-an 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: 288
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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