The Gospel According to John
written in American Sign Language (ASL)

Gospel John in ASL Book

NEW BOOK: Gospel According to John in ASL
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John Ch 1
John Ch 5

John Ch 6


Gospel According to John
Romero NLT-to-ASL Translation

Translated from the English
New Living Translation (NLT) Bible
into American Sign Language (ASL)
by Nancy Romero

With permission to translate
from the
New Living Translation (NLT)
by Tyndale House Publishers

American Sign Language Editor:
Lucinda O'Grady Batch

Written using the International
SignWriting Alphabet (ISWA 2008)

by Valerie Sutton

Prepared using SignPuddle Software
by Stephen Slevinski

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This publication of the Gospel According to John
was made possible, in part, by a grant
from the Claire Giannini Fund


Video Above:
Ed, from Michigan, explains that he is born-Deaf.
Ed says he doesn't know SignWriting in depth
but that he became interested and studied
it a little, and over time he started to understand it .
Ed then reads SignWriting "out loud" by
signing in ASL what he reads from a section
of the Bible that is written in ASL.
He reads Chapter 3, Verse 16 from the
"Gospel According to John".

...Read about the Shores Deaf Church in Michigan...

About The
Written ASL Bible Project

Sign languages are rich languages with sophisticated grammars and large vocabularies. There are hundreds of sign languages in the world, and all of them can be written with the SignWriting script, since SignWriting writes body movement.

American Sign Language (ASL) is one of the most used languages in the United States and English-speaking Canada.

Nancy Romero, an ASL interpreter and skilled SignWriter, has taken on the large task of translating the entire New Testament into ASL, based on the New Living Translation (NLT). The complete Gospel According to John, Gospel According to Matthew, and the Book of Romans are already written in ASL and available online. With funding, books will be printed and donated to Deaf congregations.

The Center for Sutton Movement Writing is a 501c3 educational non-profit organization that is sponsoring the Written ASL Bible Project.

Above: Translator and interpreter Nancy Romero (right),
with Deaf ASL editor Lucinda O'Grady Batch.

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