Here's my Amazon Review:
Reading Vincent Carrella's book is like taking your soul on a mystical backwoods Appalachian retreat. The "Holiness" people have a religious schema that includes drinking poison and handling deadly snakes. It is hard to imagine a life where religion permeates all aspects of life. Carrella paints a picture of rural life where the magic can be found in everyday things and faith is part of everything. The characters are vivid and enlivened with a lyrical voice that leaves you thinking about them throughout the day. In the end I didn't know whether to feel sorry for them or envy their pure faith.
The story and the writing are filled with grace, power, and beauty.
Go out and get the book!!!
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