SignWriting List
August 5, 2013

ANNOUNCING! is now a larger web site, with many new PDF documents added in the past week...

The majority of the New Testament is now written in ASL, plus 12 Psalms of Comfort.

To read or print the PDF files, click on the links below:





Acts (not yet available)


1 Corinthians (not yet available)

2 Corinthians (not yet available)





1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy

2 Timothy





1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John

2 John

3 John


Revelation (not yet available)

12 Psalms of Comfort is the vision of Nancy Romero, an ASL interpreter and dancer who is skilled in both SignWriting and DanceWriting. Nancy has worked with me since the early days of the invention. We first met in 1975 I believe. Nancy is the most skilled at the entire Sutton Movement Writing system, because she has written volumes of DanceWriting documents as well as thousands of pages of SignWriting literature (and I am not exaggerating here…it really is thousands of pages of SW literature…)

Nancy translated almost the entire New Testament and 12 Psalms from the The New Living Translation (NLT), into American Sign Language, as she would interpret it, and then wrote the translations in SignWriting in SignPuddle Online, in the ASL Bible Books database. Then Nancy prepared the PDF documents with SignWriting DocumentMaker Pro software, and then I did the web site using DreamWeaver, following Nancy's design specs.

There is one section on that is different. The Gospel According to Mark is written in SignWriting by James and Maria Orlow at the Shores Deaf Church in Michigan, directed by Pastor Ron Dettloff. James and Maria transcribed an ASL video of the Gospel According to Mark made by Deaf Missions. 

We are all very grateful to Nancy, Ron, James and Maria for providing us with these documents and with this beautiful web site!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And this is only the beginning - There is more to come!

Val ;-)

Valerie Sutton
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