Jennifer Short, May 25, 2009 (view all comments by Jennifer Short)
Just the mention of the Foxfire series produces images of mountain people and folk remedies, but this book is different than most. In this book the religion of Appalachia is explored. This facinating book looks at the snake handlers, those who drink poison and do so because they believe that is what the Bible teaches.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No (1 of 3 readers found this comment helpful)
by Random House,
The seventh Foxfire volume presents traditions of mountain religious heritage, covering ministers, revivals, baptisms, gospel-singing, faith healing, camp meetings, snake handling, and more.
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.