Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachiaby Dennis Covington
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.
“Heartfelt yet sensational…Covington’s memoir is genuinely life-changing.”
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Dennis Covington is the award-winning author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Lizard and Lasso the Moon. He teaches creative writing at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
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The book lends phenomenal insight into the lives of an extraordinary group of people. Mr. Covington has done a remarkable job of detailing his experiences without using them to speculate the thoughts/feelings of others; this allows the reader become fully absorbed while remaining impartial. Well done!