|Pages/Publication Date:||209 / 2016|
In war zones, what makes life worth living? When chaos becomes a way of life in places where religion and violence intersect, what do people hold on to? And if religious belief causes wars and genocide, then is faith the cure? Traveling deep into places like Syria, Mexico, and the American South, the author of the National Book Award finalist Salvation on Sand Mountain pursues answers, looking not for rigid doctrines or creeds, but faith in goodness, kindness, and the humanity of the smallest moments that makes difficult times bearable. Along the way, Dennis Covington tells the stories of a young bomb victim who offers a smile from his hospital bed, the grieving parent who shares a photograph, and former mortal enemies daring to join hands.