DR. BRIAN SIMMONS is a passionate lover of God. After a dramatic conversion to Christ, Brian knew that God was calling him to go to the unreached people of the world and present the gospel of God's grace to all who would listen. With his wife, Candice, and their three children, he spent eight years in the tropical rain forest of the Darien Province of Panama as a church planter, translator, and consultant. Having been trained in linguistics and Bible translation principles, Brian assisted in the Paya-Kuna New Testament translation project. After his ministry overseas, Brian was instrumental in planting a thriving church in New England (U.S.) and currently travels full time as a speaker and Bible teacher. He is the lead translator of The Passion Translation.
"I believe The Passion Translation will be the Bible of
choice for the next Jesus people movement."
- Dr. Che Ahn - President & Founder, Harvest International Ministry Founder, HRock Church, Pasadena, CA, International Chancellor, Wagner University, www.cheahn.org
"The Word of God is our collective and yet deeply personal love
letter from above. It positions you and me within proven, godly
wisdom and gives precious insight into the heart, nature, and
goodness of God. I have loved the individual books published thus
far from The Passion Translation, and look forward with
great anticipation to adding the entire New Testament with
Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs to my own private (and
public) reading. With my husband, Brian, and our Hillsong church
family, we know these pages will bring to life the One whose name
is Jesus--whose passion is humanity and whose heart is for
- Bobbie Houston - Co-Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church "The Passion Translation skillfully penned by Dr. Brian Simmons contains deep treasures that can only be discovered through intense scholarly research saturated in Divine Revelation. Dr. Brian Simmons fulfilled both of these criteria so he could present to you this glorious gift. Keys to knowing the heart of God and His deep love for His people will fill you as you read and meditate on the scriptures. I personally cannot get enough of this translation! It is beyond beautiful!"
- Dr. Patricia King - Founder of Patricia King Ministries
"With the Mind of a Scholar and Heart of a Lover, Brian Simmons
combines the best of both worlds for us in his devoted translation
work in Letters from Heaven. What a marvelous job my friend and
seasoned leader is doing for the Body of Christ! I applaud the life
and ministry of Dr. Brian Simmons!"
- Dr. James W. Goll "The Passion Translation is a refreshing, dynamic version of the ancient Scriptures. Most translations of the Bible communicate what God has said, but The Passion Translation communicates equally God's heart behind the words. It is a beautiful, moving read."
- Wesley and Stacey Campbell - Authors of Praying the Bible: The Pathway to Spirituality and Praying the Bible: The Book of Prayers, wesleystaceycampbell.com
"Brian Simmons' work is truly breathtaking! We so appreciate the
labor of love that went into translating the Scriptures. The
Passion Translation has energized our study of the Bible, and
we're certain it will do the same for you."
- John and Lisa Bevere - Founders of Messenger International and Best-Selling Authors "The Passion Translation makes powerful truths more accessible and at the same time stirs our inner man to rejoice and receive."
- Graham Cooke - brilliantperspectives.com
"Forged many years ago while translating the Scriptures among
South American tribes, and hammered out on the anvil of decades of
personal devotion and apostolic experience, my dear friend Brian
Simmons brings to the earth a powerful and refreshing translation
of the Scriptures that is fueling and inflaming the hearts of tens
of thousands world wide. Like the Living Bible that sprung forth in
the days of the Jesus Movement, this translation bursts forth from
the womb of this present revival. Read it and get caught up in a
God-swirl of spiritual understanding and revelation."
- Lou Engle -The Call