Book Reviews of Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake-Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia

Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake-Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia
Salvation on Sand Mountain Snake-Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia
Author: Dennis Covington
ISBN-13: 9780140254587
ISBN-10: 0140254587
Publication Date: 3/1/1996
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
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It is Scottsboro, Alabama, in the fall of 1991. A snake-handling preacher named Glendel Summerford has just tried to murder his wife by snakebite. At gunpoint, he forces her to stick her arm in a box of rattlesnakes. She is bitten and nearly dies.
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Interesting book, never boring.
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A fun little book about snakehandlers by a journalist who became one for a time.
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Great book! Kept my attention from start to finish. Very informative information about a religious culture I had very little knowledge about.
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I enjoyed his portrayal of mountain people. He was very even handed and didn't make snakehandlers out to be social deviants. It was a very honest, thoughtful, and interesting account of his experiences.
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I highly recommend this book. He was able to successfully merge a study in sociology, religion and his very personal and fascinating journey into discovering something about himself. An exceptional read!!
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Holy Crap!! Right off I'll tell you i'm petrified of snakes! The pictures were enough to give me nightmares. That being said my curiosity about snake-handeling combined with religion made this book very interesting to me. This is an excellent read full of actual accounts of past and still practiced snake redemption in the Southern Appalachia. I found it very informative. How and where the snakes were obtained, how they were kept etc. This book introduced me to a long practiced worship that I understand a little better having read it. Not that i'm going to try handeling snakes yet! Just saying.