Salvation on Sand Mountain

Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia

by Dennis Covington

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  • 9780201622928
  • 9780786745821
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.

  • Hachette Books; August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780786745821
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  • Title: Salvation on Sand Mountain
  • Author: Dennis Covington
  • Imprint: Da Capo Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780201622928
  • 9780786745821
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780201622928
  • 9780786745821