Other than Jesus, Paul is the most influential person in Christianity. Without Paul, most of the New Testament wouldn’t exist and our understanding of who God is and His nature would still be shrouded in the mystical practices of early Judaism.
In Paul, Apostle of Christ, writer/director Andrew Hyatt attempts to distill the essential story and message of Paul’s life into 100 minutes. The future of Christianity rests in the hands of two men: Luke and Paul.
SONY/Affirms films have put together a great cast to tell this story. This is the “first biblical role for Jim Caviezel (who plays Luke), since The Passion of The Christ. There seems to be a genuine chemistry between Jim Caviezel who portrays Luke and James Faulkner who portrays Paul.”
The behind-the-scenes featurettes show “great pains were taken to maintain biblical accuracy. Using scripture as the only reference, director Andrew Hyatt recreated the story of Paul on film, including the close relationship with Luke, whom at the end of Paul’s life, at his own peril, traveled in and out of the prison carrying Paul’s writings to the community of believers.”
It will be a very beautiful, emotionally very moving film with a rather wonderful ending. —James Faulkner
Without seeing the film in its entirety I can’t really comment on the quality of production but the trailer and featurettes indicate this is a film worth seeing.
You can read more about the film below and while you’re at it, leave a comment to enter the giveaway to receive a pair of tickets.
Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.
Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten…and if he has the strength to finish well.
Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.
Title: Paul, Apostle of Christ
In theaters on 3/23/18 tickets available here.
Starring: Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner, Olivier Martinez, Joanne Whalley
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Leave a comment below. Please include a valid email address so I can contact you if you’re chosen. I will choose one person randomly to receive two free tickets from Fandango to see Paul, Apostle of Christ in theaters. Contest ends on March 19, 2018, at 11:59 PM (ET). Winners will be chosen during a live broadcast on my YouTube channel and notified by email.