Driving Down Bible Road, Camera in Hand

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A sign found in Saint Louis, MI in 1984

A Saint Louis storefront in 1984, as photographed for the book Bible Road.

Sam Fentress

Photographer Sam Fentress sees signs.

For more than 20 years, he has been shooting religious-themed, hand-crafted signs — from church billboards to biblical quotations in salon windows.

He joins Farai Chideya to discuss his new book, Bible Road: Signs of Faith in the American Landscape and the deep well of spirituality in African-American communities.

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Signs of Faith in the American Landscape

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