In God's Country: Travels in Bible Belt, USA
By: Douglas Kennedy (author)Paperback
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Though much has been written about the political implications of the religious revival which has engulfed America in recent years, a question remains unanswered: what pushes its people into 'declaring for Jesus'? Douglas Kennedy spent a long hot summer cruising through that expanse of the American South known as 'The Bible Belt' exploring that question. In a remarkable journey into one of the strangest corners of the United States, Kennedy finds himself spending time in Miami with a one-time member of the Mafia turned charismatic preacher, discovering Christian heavy metal music in Nashville, and visiting Death Row in South Carolina with an evangelist who ministers to the condemned. Repeatedly discovering the extraordinary within the ordinary, IN GOD'S COUNTRY is a profound, yet brilliantly entertaining exploration of life in late twentieth century America.
Douglas Kennedy is the author of many novels including THE DEAD HEART (now being filmed by the makers of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT) and three travel books. Born in New York City in 1955, he lives in London with his wife and two children.
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