Nestled in the deep mountains of Appalachia is Leatherwood, Tennessee, home to the Flint family—Pentecostal Holiness preachers who spread the word of the gospels with poisonous snakes and lye. Charles, a preacher and the Flint’s patriarch, believes that his 10-year-old son Jacob is a prophet. Traveling the back roads of the deep post-war South, Charles and Jacob seek to find proof of God and discover each other as they plumb the depths of their faith. But their dream of building a permanent church and expanding their ministry is shattered by a tragedy that will change Jacob’s life and redefine his calling.
A story of enormous power and depth peopled with wild snake handlers, folk healers, tent revivalists, sinners, and skeptics, Serpent Box is an unforgettable novel of a father and son, faith and obsession, salvation and liberation.