True stories of miracles, visions, voodoo, snake handlers, civil disobedience, and my search for existential answers along the back roads of the Bible Belt...
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Southern Cross: The Remix
This past December I printed up a small number of manuscript copies as gifts for friends and family. It was a nice opportunity to rearrange the text and experiment with a less chronological narrative.
Several people have asked how they could get their hands on a print copy. This edition is coil bound, on 8 1/2 by 11" paper and contains 13 original pen-and-ink wash illustrations. Click here to purchase.
This book took me through ten states and over 10,000 miles of highway, to rural Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, prosperous New South suburbs and New Orleans after the flood. I talked to pretty much anyone who would talk to me—black and white, rich and poor, liberal and conservative, Baptist, Pentecostal, and Catholic.
I witnessed protest rallies and Pentecostal tent revivals. I visited megachurches and a pacifist Christian commune. I met a few scary people and many more kind, hospitable ones.
I heard some stories you might or might not believe...