The Passion Translation: The New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs
**God Encounters Custom Edition with Foreword by James W. Goll**
Includes FREE Bonus: NEVER ALONE Music CD by James W. Goll
This 2020 Edition of The Passion Translation is a modern, easy-to-read Bible translation that unlocks the passion of God’s heart and expresses His fiery love—merging emotion and life-changing truth.
This translation will evoke an overwhelming response in every reader, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures.
If you are hungry for God, The Passion Translation will help you encounter His heart and know Him more intimately. Fall in love with God all over again.
2020 Edition Features Include:
- Over 500 new footnotes
- Over 500 revised footnotes
- Updated text
- 16 pages of full-color maps identifying:
- Jesus’ birth, early years, ministry, and last days
- major New Testament stories
- every epic journey of the Apostle Paul
- the missions of Philip and Peter
- the early church and seven churches of Revelation
- political background to New Testament events
- the territory of the Roman Empire
- the Holy Land today and in the time of Jesus
- In-depth footnotes with insightful commentary, word studies, cross references, and alternate translations
- Extensive introductions and outlines for each book
- Traditional two-column format
- Contemporary 9pt font
- Premium Bible paper
- Exquisite brown faux leather
- Heat debossing
- Foil stamping
- Smyth-sewn binding
- Ribbon marker
About the Translator:
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, linguist, and consultant. Brian assisted in the Paya-Kuna New Testament translation project. After their ministry in the jungle, 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 currently the lead translator of The Passion Translation.
Never Alone – Sung by James W. Goll. Inspirational songs about life, family, and devotion to God! Produced by McKendree Tucker with Grammy award winning Executive Producer, Brown Bannister.
Track 1: What a Wonderful World
Track 2: What the World Needs Now
Track 3: You Are So Beautiful
Track 4: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Track 5: Unforgettable
Track 6: Stick Together
Track 7: I Like to Dream
Track 8: Do You See Me Then
Track 9: You’ll Never Walk Alone
Track 10: Morning Has Broken (Benediction)
Back Drop to Never Alone – by James W. Goll
I was a singer before I ever was a preacher. When I was growing up in rural Missouri, singing was my lifeline. Whether it was performing at church or school functions, arranging choral sounds or bellowing forth as a soloist, it was truly my delight. Eventually I became a wedding singer and even sang with my bride at our own wedding ceremony. I just always loved to sing.
Later I became a full time vocational minister traveling the globe and spreading the Good News in over 50 nations. I helped to pioneer the art of prophetic singing with my endearing wife. Destiny brought us to Music City, U.S.A., where we raised our miracle family of six. Our story line includes my survival of multiple bouts of cancer while at the same time saying goodbye to Michal Ann as she graduated to her heavenly reward in the fall of 2008. My journey now put me on the path of rediscovering life after tragedy.
Deep called to deep and I kept feeling this tug to sing again. This is when I realized I was a singer before I was ever a preacher. Growing in the soil of my heart was an old dream being made new. I was born to sing. So, singing I am. I felt that I was to record inspirational music to lift the heart and soul. So, after all these years, here we are today.
So, while some of you might be expecting this to be a worship album, these songs instead tell my story of life, love, family and devotion to God. Why these specific songs? Let me give you a glimpse behind the scenes.
In beginning with What a Wonderful World, I am giving you a picture frame to look through with a heartfelt perspective. Indeed, God has a wonderful plan for each of our lives.
Unforgettable… Michal Ann was more than a dream come true. She is ingrained on the memory of my soul “though near or far”. Stick Together, primarily written by our youngest daughter, Rachel, carries on the family theme in this delightful duet.
In raising four kids, I was known for storytelling and spontaneous songs. I Like to Dream started out as a bedtime lullaby and was adapted for this recording. I included this song as a surprise addition to the sequence in honor of Justin, GraceAnn, Tyler and Rachel. “I like to dream about you!”
For me You’ll Never Walk Alone is a deeply spiritual song that has become the anthem of my life. There is one who sticks closer than a brother. And yes, there is a meditative prayerful closing that ties a bow on this presentation.
Perhaps these tunes will give you a glimpse into my heart and soul. With this as the back drop, and with the volume turned up, I trust that you will appreciate this performance of inspirational cross-classical music.