Salvation on Sand Mountain

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Salvation on Sand Mountain
Salvation on Sand Mountain.jpg
15th Anniversary Cover
AuthorDennis Covington
Cover artistJim Neel
CountryUnited States
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages272 pp

Salvation on Sand Mountain is a 1995 non-fiction book by Dennis Covington.[1] The storyline follows the author as he goes from covering the trial of Glenn Summerford to experiencing a snake handling church in Appalachia. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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The book is written in first-person that begins in a neutral, journalistic style and becomes more emotional as the author is drawn to the people and practices of the church.


Salvation on Sand Mountain was a non-fiction finalist for the National Book Award.[2] Publishers Weekly described the text as "a captivating glimpse of an exotic religious sect."[3] Booklist described it as a "fascinating work [that] catches the essence of a place, southern Appalachia, its people, and the author's personal journey into his past."[4]


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