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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
page offers an extensive annotated listing of resources designed or selected
especially for signers, interpreters, and instructors/mentors interested in
increased subject and vocabulary knowledge for use in worship settings.
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Signing: Comprehensive Guide for all Faiths
The bond between sign language and religion
dates to the 11th century where it was developed by French monks. This
totally new guide contains all the vocabulary and information you need to
communicate effectively in any religious setting.
Interpreting for the deaf is an art as well
as a skill. Signing the scriptures for the liturgy is a particular
challenge, requiring both a sense of the poetic and an understanding of
the meaning of a sacred text to a believing community. 'Signing the
Scriptures: A Starting Point for Interpreting the Sunday Readings for the
Deaf, Year C' offers the interpreter a place to begin to develop his or
her own way of interpreting the readings for the Mass. It contains glosses
for the readings for the Sundays and most major feast days from the 'Roman
Catholic Lectionary for Mass'. Published by Liturgy Training Publications.
Dictionary of the Bible
"I use it to get interpretations of Bible passages.
The book is divided into four major sections, commentary book by book on the
Hebrew Testament, the Apocrypha, and the Christian Testament, and the fourth
section, General Articles. There are also brief sections including a Chronology,
Maps, and Indexes.
The commentary is interesting, most of the contributors seem to take care in
differentiating between what is known historically and what is a matter of
belief or tradition."
(Worship & Secular) Online
(Secular) Elsewhere on This Site
Reference of Religious Signs
96 pages; 6" x 4"
The POCKET REFERENCE OF RELIGIOUS SIGNS is a handy resource for users
of American Sign Language (ASL). Whether you are new to signing in ASL, or
are a sign language interpreter new to religious settings, this pocket
reference provides easy to follow images that you can emulate and learn.
It also includes helpful tips and alternate sign choices.
Leo Yates, Jr.'s Interpreting at
Church: A Paradigm for Sign Language Interpreters is a well-written
and one-of-a-kind resource that discusses essential information for sign
language interpreters who will provide professional services in a church
or other Christian environment. The book covers a wide range of
materials including certification, ethical and legal issues, standards,
compensation, and skill development. It also contains a religious sign
dictionary and helpful suggestions from veteran interpreters.
Ministry: Make a Joyful Silence
The entrance into deaf ministry was a challenge for Rev. Peggy
Johnson, but her fascination and spiritual calling provided her with
perseverance, which enables her to have a future in deaf ministry. A
truly inspirational and educational reading.
Deaf people have the right to read, study, pray, worship, serve,
discuss, and meditate on God's word. Ayres calls for the rediscovery of
the spiritual legacy of the Deaf-World as he explores the history of
ministry programs and proposes a definitive plan for the future. Deaf
ministry patterns over the past forty years are highlighted and a
description is given of the New Culture of Deafness--brought
about by the radical changes in Deaf-World.
Each chapter concludes with useful discussion guides
students or small groups.
Ayres calls for the rediscovery of the spiritual legacy of Deaf-World as
he explores the history of ministry programs and proposes a definite
plan for the future.
To Deaf Ministry
From back cover:
"What must be seen to be fully appreciated is (sign's) singular
appropriateness for religious worship . . . . It is perhaps in the church
service that the beauty of sign becomes most evident. Some churches have sign
choirs. Watching the robed members sign in unison can be an awe-inspiring
experience." - Jerome D. Schein, Speaking the Language of
||It's Not What
You Sign, It's How You Sign It
It’s Not What You Sign, It’s How
You Sign It is framed within
politeness theory, an apt model to determine various interpretations of
what speakers or signers mean in respect to the form of that which they
say or sign.
To clarify these
cross-linguistic differences, this volume explores two primary types of
politeness and the linguistic strategies used by English speakers and
ASL signers to express politeness concerns in face-to-face interaction.
Note: 480 pages! Hymns are
glossed; this is not a sign dictionary with pictures.
A customer wrote: " ... an excellent
resource for worship ... conceptually accurate, with references to the
"American Sign Language Dictionary" for proper signs ... hymns
contained in this book include standard, traditional titles and several
more contemporary songs, as well as songs from different ethnic
backgrounds. This hymnal need not be used only by United Methodists, as
the hymns it contains are standard throughout denominations. This is a
"must have" resource for interpreters of worship."
Hearts And Hands And Voices
A unique collection of 20 familiar
refrains, hymns, and songs, plus sign language illustrations
and instructions for the chorus, song refrain, or in a few cases for the
entire song. Each song features suggestions of ways to teach the song
and incorporate the songs in worship, rehearsal, or the classroom.
Designed so the leader can look at the music and corresponding sign
language at the same time.
At Sunday School
From a customer: "An excellent book
for beginning signers who are interested in religious signs. This book
has incorporated signing of simple songs, the story of Jesus and four
scripture passages in less than 30 pages! The pictures are easy to
follow even for children."
|| Bible Verses For Children
Involve children’s bodies and minds,
and they will easily learn and more readily remember Bible verses. This
step-by-step illustrated resource uses the hand motions of American Sign
Language to teach favorite Bible verses to children in preschool through
Charts" are high in quality, yet low in price. It's even large at 17"
activities are printed on the back.
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A great addition to any bulletin board
where sign language is taught. You and your students will appreciate the
multicultural hands as well. Package contains 12 trimmers that measure 2
1/4" x 39". A total of 39 feet.
Give your bulletin boards a unique edge! Each package includes 12
trimmers in 2 designs horizontal and 4 vertical and 16 decorative corners
in 4 designs. Trimmers measure 3' x 39' (7.6 x 99 cm) and corners measure
3' x 3' (7.6 x 7.6 cm) for a total of 43.
Each of the cards features a letter, an illustration of a hand
demonstrating the sign for that letter, and the braille dot pattern. The
braille can be raised so that students can feel the letter! Twenty-six
6" x 9" cards per package.
This item is eligible for our 4-for-3 promotion. Eligible products
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Grades 1 and Up. Fun, student references feature bright, colorful
designs and practical study information to reinforce concepts. At 4"x4"
(10cm x 10cm), Study Stickers are a perfect fit for desktops, folders,
notebooks, and learning centers. And they are removable from hard
non-paper surfaces such as wood, metal, and glass. 10 per package plus
Chart: Signs for Beginners
Ten 2-Sided Flip Charts
Signs for those beginning to learn sign
Charts include: alphabet, numbers, colors,
days of the week, months, time, family members, and more.
Make your own CUSTOM cap.
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About 5 inches tall.
Willow Tree® represents qualities and
sentiments that help us feel close to others, heal wounds or treasure
relationships. Artist Susan Lordi's sculptures communicate elegance,
simplicity, peace and serenity. Her hand-carved forms reveal their
expression through gestures only¦ a tilt of the head, placement of the
hands, a turn of the body. "Emotions and feelings are left to the
viewer to discern," says Susan, "which makes them very
Adult or youth sizes available.
Don't miss out on this Jesus Sign Language
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100% Cotton available upon request.
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