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Church Signs Across America

Church Signs Across America

Church Signs Across America celebrates the wit, charm, and verse of church signs from every state in the U.S. At the same time reverent and witty, these signs offer fascinating glimpses into American life that are variously humorous, inspirational, kitschy, and kind—and occasionally all those things at once. After finding their inspiration for the book during a road trip from Florida to Alaska, husband and wife team Steve and Pam Paulson traveled to every corner of the country photographing the signs of churches large and small, and of every denomination.

Among the gems uncovered over the course of the journey are puns, « Seven days without prayer makes one weak »; admonishments, « The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice »; family advice, « Families are like fudge . . . mostly sweet with a few nuts »; and sales pitches, « Looking for a lifeguard? Ours walks on water. »

Church Signs Across America includes photographs of American churches both imposing and humble, and it is as remarkable for its display of the diversity of American church architecture as it is for the variety of humor and inspiration displayed in the signs. Appealing to both churchgoers and drive-by appreciators of this uniquely American form of wit and wisdom, this inimitable book is sure to become an uplifting and amusing classic—a laugh from the belly as well as from the heart.

Hardcover: 176 pages

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