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Salvation on Sand Mountain

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

Title available in paperback?: Yes
Pages: 272


Description of book: "This is the story of one man's wary entry into a tightly held religious community. What makes it appealing for our Democracy and Dialogue theme is the way Covington moves from outsider to insider and then, with no small amount of grief, back to outsider again. His journey of identification with those who take up serpents shows that no amount of difference is insurmountable, and that every attempt at contact comes with a helping of grace.

Salvation on Sand Mountain was a finalist for the National Book Award and it's a captivating read."

Description by Kate Egerton, Lecturer, English, IU South Bend

Reviews/Articles/Publisher Information with more about the title:

Penguin Group. "Salvation on Sand Mountain." URL.

Leonard, Bill. "Books." Christian Century. 112.24 (8/16/1995). Direct Link through EbscoHost (login required off-campus).

Last Reviewed: 03/2014