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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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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780306818363
    • Manufacturer: DA Capo Pr Inc
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780306818363
    • Publication Date: 08/01/2009
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Dennis Covington
    • Page Count: 256
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.65 pounds
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