Can You Hear Us? is a must-read for everyone. Even those who do not intend to be involved in Deaf ministry should read this informative booklet. Can You Hear Us? is a compact quick reference guide to Deaf ministry loaded with amazing tidbits, myth-busters, surprising statistics, some how-to's and heart-warming stories.
This booklet was penned by Esther M. Doss, a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). Growing up in the Deaf-World, she knows well the struggles Deaf people have in their spiritual journeys. "Deaf ministry is not left only to those who know American Sign Language," Doss explains. "Deaf ministry is not simply an interpreted service. It's much more than that! The most important element of ministering to Deaf people is friendship. Even if you don't know how to sign, you can still be a friend."
What others have said:
"I have to tell you that this booklet has been such a blessing to me. It helped me learn from [Esther's} experiences just how deep is the gap between the hearing and Deaf worlds...I want to say that although you made it clear how far we have to go and how far we've actually fallen back, your tenor is one of faith, hope, and love."
"I was especially interested in the illustrating needs of the Deaf people by [her] mother's experience."
"This is wonderful. I am impressed with this book. I have been waiting for something like this to come along. A great book I will share with my church."
"It really opened my eyes to things I had not understood before, and it is very readable - not too wordy or technical."
"I'm Deaf and I have same problems like other Deaf peoples go thru about church."