Dr. Brian Simmons

Dr. Brian Simmons has previously been involved in assisting in the translation of the Kuna New Testament and has studied linguistics and Bible translation principles through New Tribes Mission. He and his family spent nearly eight years in the tropical rain forest of the Darien Province of Panama as a church planter, translator, and consultant. Afterward, he assisted in planting a thriving church in West Haven, CT—Gateway Christian Fellowship.

Dr. Simmons now travels full time as a conference speaker and Bible teacher. Brian has been married for over forty years and boasts regularly of his three children and six grandchildren. He and his wife, Candice, make their home in Wichita, Kansas.

“Brian Simmons is a brilliant man who has been given revelation and insight into a deeper meaning of the Scriptures. God has breathed a passion in Brian to see the rich words of the letters of Paul presented to us in a new light. Reading this translation will enlighten your heart, mind, and spirit as you are summoned into the essence of the Man, Christ Jesus’ undeniable love for you. I highly recommend this new Bible translation to everyone.”
Dr. Ché Ahn
Senior Pastor, HRock Church, Pasadena, CA
President, Harvest International Ministry

Letters from Heaven is set to delight readers worldwide as fresh light is cast on the epistles through Brian’s research into the Greek and Aramaic texts. Some of the revelatory treasures he has found are breathtaking!”
Katherine Ruonala,
Senior Minister, Glory City Church
Brisbane, Australia

“With the mind of a scholar and the 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
Founder of Encounters Network
Creative Consultants Group
Best-selling author

Books by Dr. Brian Simmons:

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John: Eternal Love

The book of John brings us a heavenly perspective filled with wonderful revelation in every verse. Miracles are everywhere!

The writings of John are unique. John was a prophet, a seer, a lover of God, an evangelist, an author, an apostle, and a son of thunder. John writes to unveil the glorious mystery of Christ who is given for us! To read John’s gospel is to encounter Jesus. Make encountering God your goal as you read John, Eternal Love

"Dr. Brian Simmons has been anointed and commissioned by God for such a time as this to bring a translation to a passionate people who love Jesus. Your heart will leap as the Scriptures become more alive while you read through this translation!" 

- Pastor James Levesque, Engaging Heaven Church, New London CT, Author, Revival Hunger

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Proverbs: Wisdom from Above

Proverbs: Wisdom from Above

Proverbs: Wisdom from Above is full of incredible Hebrew and Aramaic secrets that will awaken your heart to the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation! Prepare for a download of heavenly insights into your destiny, your finances, your relationships, and your life in the Spirit. Brian Simmons has given the church a gem in his translation of Proverbs. With numerous footnotes you will have ample information about the meaning of the Proverbs. The gift of wisdom from above is given by a generous Father and He is ready to fill your heart with all that you need to succeed in life and reign with Christ.

“I highly recommend this labor of passion—and get ready to enjoy Proverbs as never before."
Johnny Enlow, Author, social reformer

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Letters from Heaven by the Apostle Paul

Some of the most beautiful and glorious truths of the Bible are found in the letters of the Apostle Paul. Paul’s letters are now available in The Passion Translation. Ephesians lays an exciting foundation for Christian life, and Philippians is sure to fill your heart with blessings! Colossians brings the revelation of Christ in you, the hope of glory. And the letters to Timothy, Paul's spiritual son, stir our hearts with a greater passion to love and serve Jesus Christ. Letters from Heaven by the Apostle Paul will bring you into a fresh encounter with the fire of the Word of God.

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Luke, to the Lovers of God

Luke The Passion Translation

All four Gospels in our New Testament are inspired by God, but Luke’s gospel is unique and distinct. It has been described as the loveliest book ever written. Luke writes clearly of the humanity of Jesus—as the servant of all, and the sacrifice for all. In Luke’s gospel, every barrier is broken down between Jew and Gentile, men and women, rich and poor.
Luke is written to Theophilus. The name Theophilus means “friend of God” or “lover of God.” Since many scholars believe that the Theophilus mentioned in Luke’s writings was not a real person, this means that the gospel of Luke was written to all the lovers of God.

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The Psalms, Poetry on Fire


The ancient Psalms find the words that express our deepest and strongest emotions. They will turn your sighing into singing and your trouble into triumph. No matter what you may be going through in your life, the Psalms have a message for you! As you read these 150 poetic masterpieces, your heart will be stirred to worship God in greater ways. The Passion Translation of The Psalms will leave you amazed as the inspired words of Scripture unlock your heart to the wonder and glory of God’s Word. It truly is Poetry on Fire!

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Song of Songs, 2nd Edition

Song of Songs 2nd Edition

Formerly The Most Amazing Song of All is now Song of Songs. Breathtaking and beautiful, we see the Shulamite journey unveiled in this anointed allegory. It becomes a journey that not only describes the divine parable penned by Solomon, but a journey that every longing lover of Jesus will find as his or her very own.  In this new Passion TranslationTM, the translator uses the language of the heart based on a passion for love to translate the book from Hebrew to English.

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