This popular dictionary of approximately 1,500 known signs makes them easier to remember. Sentences present signs in proper context. Appendix gives information about the most effective way to add signs to spoken English.
There are approximately 28 million deaf, hard of hearing, and deafened people in the US, according to Gallaudet University, and although not all of them speak American Sign Language (ASL), a visual-spatial language that is used by the deaf community in the United States (and English-speaking parts of Canada), the number of them who do make ASL the fourth most commonly used language in the country!
Now being made available in this affordable trade paper edition, Sign Language for Everyone can be used to reach a new generation of the deaf. For those seeking to establish a ministry to the deaf, or simply to provide ASL translation of sermons, the book -- written by Dr. Cathy Rice, using her more than fifty years of experi ... more
"Signing Made Easy" is a comprehensive guide to learning -- and using -- sign language in everyday life. Until now, few manuals have done more than simply show how to make individual signs. At last, the authors of the acclaimed Perigee Visual Dictionaryof Signing and The Pocket Dictionary of Signing have created a text-and-workbook-in-one. This volume will teach you how to use signing in English sentence format. Signing Made Easy offers the first thorough, step-by-step approach to learning sign language, complete with drills and practice exercises to increase signing ability and understanding. Presented in a large-format, easy-to-follow design, this volume includes. -- Over 3,500 different signs with clear illustratio ... more
Sign Language Made Simple's unique format enables beginning signers to quickly and easily learn to communicate using signs and the manual alphabet. Ideal for independent study or as a classroom textbook, its 30 lessons introduce more than 1,500 American Sign Language signs in the context of 600 English sentences. All signs are clearly illustrated above their English equivalent, making the transition from English to signing relatively simple.
Sign Language Made Simple has been an invaluable learningtool for thousands of students. In this revised edition, the original format has been preserved and enhanced. Additional learning tools include memory aids, fingerspelling drills, practice sentences, and a complete index of t ... more
Written by Dr. Elaine Costello, an educator and author associated with the field of deafness for more than thirty years, this beautifully designed and illustrated book presents more than 1,300 signs and their descriptions. Linguistic principles are described at the beginning of each chapter giving insight into the rules, which govern American Sign Language.
It began when a small group of believers stepped out in faith -- against all odds -- and claimed the Queen of Angels Hospital in downtown Los Angeles for the cause of Christ.Now 200 different ministries in the Los Angeles International Church reach out to thousands of residents.Innovative programs minister to AIDS victims, the homeless, battered women, drug and alcohol addicts, and abused children -- offering hope and a chance for a better life."The Church That Never Sleeps shows how God can use this incredible ministry as a model to make dreams come true in neighborhoods across the nation.
Doing Justice is an introductory theology of congregation-based community organizing rooted in the day-to-day struggles and hopes of urban ministry and in the author's 14 years of personal experience in community organizing ministries. Drawing from the organizing principles of Saul Alinsky, Jacobsen weaves the theological and biblical warrants for community organizing into concrete strategies for achieving justice in the public arena. Designed to be used by congregations and church leaders, as well as by ministerial students, Doing Justice opens new vistas for community action in support of the poor, the disadvantaged, and the disenfranchised of our society.
With insight born of experience and conviction, The Carter Center's Gary Gunderson suggests ways that congregations, religious leaders, and concerned individuals can take practical steps to improve the health of their communities.
As governmental involvement in alleviating social problems wanes, Gunderson argues, congregations are uniquely positioned to "feed the roots" that build and sustain community life. Their commitment can make the difference in addressing such problems as violence, substance abuse, housing, nutrition, and public health. His book shows why congregations matter, how religious commitment helps people transcend the individualism of today's world, what singular powers religious persons can bring to t ... more