"Author Dennis Covington sets out to Scottsboro, Alabama to cover the trial of preacher Rev. Glenn Summerford who attempted to kill his wife with rattlesnakes. What started out as an ordinary assignment for the journalist soon grew into a maze of self-discovery and excitement. During his first encounter with a snake-handling service, no snakes were even taken out, but little did he know that he was embarking on a journey that he would not be able to forget. During the early stages of his snake-handling experience, Covington was enthralled with the process of snake handling and seemed to be seized by the desire to learn more about it. Even when the trial of Rev. Glenn Summerford came to an end, Covington began his own journey into the world of discovering the rationale for the religious snake-handling that he was so curious about..."