You Good Person, You? [review]

I want to draw your attention to an excellent resource for your Deaf Ministry. “You Good Person, You?” is a great video Gospel tract produced by Deaf Video Communications and Silent Word Ministries. Both of those sites offer many amazing resources and are worth the time to explore.

Photo courtesy of www.SilentWordMinistries.org

Photo courtesy of www.SilentWordMinistries.org

The video itself is about 45 minutes long, done fully in American Sign Language with a voice-over, and comes in thin paper cases meant to be passed out just as you would a paper tract. “You Good Person, You?” is extremely well made. Many different actors take turns focusing on the same question: “Are you a good person?” The video goes through several of the Ten Commandments and shows how we are all guilty of breaking God’s Law and thus in need of the Savior, Jesus Christ.

I first showed this to a couple of our Deaf life groups. When I sat in the men’s class and watched it with them, I was amazed at their engagement. The men were engaged, nodding their heads and answering the speakers’ questions. One man even asked to borrow the DVD so he could watch it again!

The men were engaged, nodding their heads and answering the speakers’ questions. One man even asked to borrow the DVD so he could watch it again!

I want to recommend “You Good Person, You?” for a few reasons.

  1. Clear. The signing is top-notch. When watching it, it is clear that they used Deaf actors and put in the time needed to produce and edit the video well.
  2. Correct. Doctrine matters! The doctrine presented in this is spot-on and is simply explained. To boil it down: You are a sinner, who has failed to keep God’s law, and you need a Savior, Jesus Christ.
  3. Convenient. The DVD’s come in thin paper cases as opposed to bulky plastic cases. This makes them easy to pass out to visitors or in the community.
  4. Engaging. As I already said, the Deaf I showed it to were engaged throughout the whole video. They were interested in watching it!

If you have never checked out this video tract, I want to encourage you to get it. It is available through Deaf Video Communications here and Silent Word Ministries here. If you buy from Silent Word Ministries, you also get “Good News for Deaf People” on the same DVD.

What do you think about this video tract? Do you have any experience with it? Share your story here!