Item description for Life is Short, Pray Hard: Forbidden Fruit II:: More Church Signs from Across America by Mary Katherine Compton & David Compton...
Overview "Satan subtracts and divides," reads one church marquee. "God adds and multiplies." Mary and David Compton offer more than 400 such marquee messages in Life Is Short, Pray Hard: More Roadside Church Signs Across America. Many of these bite-sized sermons were sent in by readers of the Comptons' previous compilation, Forbidden Fruit Creates Many Jams. Some of the messages are cute, some are poignant (and a few, admittedly, are a little tedious). Taken together, they are a slice of Americana, a testimony to the endurance of folk religion in a multimedia age.
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Studio: NAL Trade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6" Width: 4.2" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2003
Publisher NAL Trade
Series Forbidden Fruit
Series Number 2
ISBN 0451207831 ISBN13 9780451207838 UPC 051855006990
Reviews - What do customers think about Life is Short, Pray Hard: Forbidden Fruit II:: More Church Signs from Across America?
WITTY AND CUTE. AMEN Apr 4, 2003
Holy hosannas! Praise the word of the Lord ... and have a few hearty chuckles at the same time. Mary and David Compton's teeny tome is a sequel to their first compendium of roadsign church signs cross America. In this pocket-sized pal, they have gathered more sources of unexpected wisdom; witty, thought-provoking marquee messages that inspire and amuse. Consider it a most "soulful" slice of Americana. There are close to 400 messages. Our top 3 faves: "THOSE WHO THROW DIRT, LOSE GROUND;" "BODY PIERCING SAVED MY LIFE" and "LIFE IS MORE FUN IF YOU DON'T KEEP SCORE." Our biggest problem is that the Comptons don't attribute the messages ... which makes us pray that these phrases were actually found in their travels --- and are not acts of sales-inspired sin.