New Xulon Guide Provides Visual Reference For Worship

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Forsyth enables users to incorporate movement and signing into their presentation

Compact Visual Dictionary of Expressive Worship

This is a resource for everyone, no matter what age, race, language or culture

Within the pages of Valerie Forsyth’s new book, Compact Visual Dictionary of Expressive Worship, ($20.99, paperback, 9781626978652; $31.99, hard cover, 9781626978669) readers will discover 2700 words and 750+ signs – all using today’s Christian language and vernacular. Get easy-to-understand descriptions to quickly learn movements and their meanings. Book is alphabetized with a completely integrated format including cross-references, descriptions, and pictures all in one place. Includes new “body signs” and flagging movements for use in interpretive dance and flagging. Also includes extra charts with the American Sign Language alphabet and common signs used in a church setting. It’s ideal for teaching choreography to songs, skits, lesson highlights, and Bible Verses. Helpful guide can be used with no previous experience with sign.

“This is a resource for everyone, no matter what age, race, language or culture,” states the author. “It can be effectively used to illustrate sermons and talks, songs, dances, flagging and drama presentations – or just used in personal worship to enhance your own worship experience.”

Valerie Forsyth has two hearing impaired boys living at home. She has been a worshipper all of her life and flagging for six years. Her book is unique. There is no other book available that focuses only on using sign language to enhance worship by encouraging its incorporation into all aspects of the worship experience. Using Sign language as a starting point for all forms of active worship, whether as an individual or group. Even a few words that are acted out in sign language can enhance the expression and effectiveness of a worship – resulting in a closer connection to God.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Compact Visual Dictionary of Expressive Worship through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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