This newly released book by Donald Seitz is getting attention from all over the USA. And beyond, too...
From coast to coast, in newspapers on the Internet, and on radio and TV, there's a buzz about The Great American Book of Church Signs.
It seems everybody loves talking about those quirky and inspirational roadside messages captured in this brilliant new full-color book by Donald Seitz.
Three years in the making, The Great American Book of Church Signs, takes us on a photographic journey of faith from California to Virginia, from Michigan to Georgia.
"Americans may not wear their faith on their sleeves," as Seitz says, "but they love to show it on the road."
In Seitz's beautiful book, every sign tells its own story--encouraging us to live better lives, to love more deeply, and to pray more often. And with the turn of every page, we're reminded to laugh along the way.
One sign of encouragement reads, "Don't give up. Moses was once a basket case."
"The average church sign is eight words long," says Seitz, and it's amazing how a few words of faith can touch us, challenge us, or even change our lives." One such sign inspired his pilgrimage to create this book.
"Driving home from a tough week at the office," he recalls, "I passed a church sign that said, "He who kneels before God can stand before anyone." At that precise moment, it was exactly the message I needed to hear.
"With his camera, his wife, and his three year old son, Seitz crisscrossed the country, covering more than twenty thousand miles to capture the heart and soul of faith on the road. The book's 100 signs, drawn from more than a dozen denominations, cover such topics as faith, forgiveness, prayer, love, and eternity.
Featured in the book are such gems as, "Life is fragile. Handle with prayer" (Nashville, TN); "Love God with all your heart, then do whatever you want" (New York City, NY), and "Where will you be spending eternity--smoking or nonsmoking?" (Stromsburg, NE).
The Great American Book of Church Signs is a wonderful celebration of the practice and art of the church sign. With his keen eye for detail, his exquisite photography, and his love for the subject matter, Donald Seitz has created the definitive work on church signs.
For more information on The Great American Book of Church Signs, please visit www.thisisyoursign.com.
What's YOUR favourite sign church or non-church? Please tell me, Matt!