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By Steve Paulson, Pam Paulson


Church Signs Across America celebrates the wit, charm, and verse of church signs from every state in the United States. At the same time reverent and witty, these signs offer fascinating glimpses into American life that are variously humorous, inspirational, quirky, 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.”

As seen in the pages of Life Magazine, Readers Digest, Slate, the National Examiner, and in papers (and on roadsides) around the country

"Photographers Steve and Pam Paulson have found and documented the uncommon poetry and sly wit used to rouse the flock, and the book is curiously inspirational." - The New York Times Book Review

"A fun-filled look at what passes for holy-minded humor." - E! Online


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