Paul, Apostle of Christ


Skip Heitzig
"I have always enjoyed movies that relate biblical narratives. Unfortunately, there aren't many that delve into Paul the apostle's life, and certainly not Luke's, so it was a pleasant surprise to see the intertwined lives of these two men portrayed biblically and faithfully on-screen.I didn't know what to expect, but I walked away with a full heart and satisfied mind. I loved how close the movie was to the written account of Scripture and how the humanity of these two men was displayed. On several occasions, I found myself working to hold back tears. The whole team is to be commended—a home run!"
Skip Heitzig, Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel, Albuquerque
Robby Gallaty
"PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. I appreciate the movie’s faithfulness to the Scriptures and its challenge to live a life of no regrets. As someone who is passionate about preserving the context of the New Testament, I was impressed with the fine attention to detail in telling the biblical account. I will be recommending this movie to everyone I know."
Robby Gallaty, Senior Pastor, Long Hollow Baptist Church

"PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is not just a film, it is a gift…offering modern Christians a real and rare glimpse into the life of the early Church and calling us all to live more boldly for Jesus Christ.

Few films do justice to sacred Scripture or the characters within it… PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is a noticeable and joyful exception. PAUL combines incredible performances, exquisite writing, and a powerful story, offering every viewer the opportunity to encounter Christ’s message of love and mercy in a bold way.

PAUL is inspiring and convicting; this film will strengthen families and parishes, challenging all to live as even stronger witnesses for Christ and His gospel."
Mark Hart, Executive VP, Life Teen Inc.

"PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is an extraordinary film that poignantly portrays the life and leadership of Saint Paul when the early Christians faced great sufferings. Through beautiful cinematography and a dialogue faithful to the Scriptures, Paul’s heroic faith, personal dignity, and tenacious witness is powerfully portrayed. It is a film that will touch and encourage anyone who sees it with an open mind and heart."
Frank J. Caggiano, The Most Reverend Bishop of Bridgeport
"As pastors, we are always looking for Scripture to come alive for our listeners. For the power of God's word to jump off the page and become an agent for change in their lives. PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST does that and more. It draws you into his life and you truly experience the depths of his undeniable love, passion and commitment to Jesus and His church. I was deeply moved and, as a pastor, challenged in ways I did not imagine possible. It will be a must see for our church and will be a catalyst for life-change as they experience this changed man who changed the world."
Matthew Cork, Lead Pastor, Friends Church

"PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is a riveting, provocative and deeply inspiring, timely film. This film is unlike any other religious movie I have seen and it does great justice to the looming figure of Paul the Apostle and his Gospel of grace. Blinded by the light of God’s forgiving love, Paul sees the truth for the first time. He continues to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ while awaiting execution in Rome. The film’s message speaks loudly to our times: no one is beyond God’s mercy and forgiveness. There is a great price to being Christian, then and now. Many suffered for believing in the name of Jesus, and many continue to suffer persecution today for their discipleship of Jesus Christ.

St. Paul has bequeathed to us essential reference points for every disciple of Jesus: "He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness'"; and "God chose the lowly and despised of the world, those who count for nothing, to reduce to nothing those who are something." This brazen apostle to the nations identifies himself to such a degree with Christ that he also, even in the midst of so many trials, and in the darkness of captivity, lives in the faith of the Son of God who loved him and gave himself up for his sins and those of everyone.

I am left with lingering questions after seeing this film: Am I as determined and as energetic about spreading the Catholic faith as St. Paul was? Is spreading the faith both by example and by my conversations with friends even a concern? Am I willing to lay down my life for Jesus Christ? I recommend this film highly to every Christian man and woman who wishes to experience the cost of discipleship and the reason for our hope."
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

"Very often I support Christian movies for the content. However, I am prepared to see a movie low in quality either in the setting, content, or acting. PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is not the case, on the contrary this movie positively surprised me by the way they have raise the quality of Christian films.

While watching the movie I was struck by the relevance of this film. We are in a world where the message of Christ can only be real for those who have experienced an encounter with Him. These brave disciples shared those moments of grace with the world at a very high cost. Their reality is not that different from the reality that we are facing today.

In this movie, I could see in the relationship between Luke and Paul the determination to pass this legacy to those that were getting lost in a world of unfairness and despair.

The power of the story can make you move out of your chair as a Christian to see if your faith would compare to their bravery, would understand the transcendence of the story to the generations to come.

This movie has invited me during this season of Lent to go back and study with new lenses the Acts of the Apostles."
Katherine Angulo, Associate Director of Youth Ministry, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta
"PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is an excellent and impactful film. In a day when films that try to tell a biblical story often get things wrong, Paul gets everything right. It is a movie that is faithful to Scripture, tells a great story with wonderful performances, and powerfully delivers Paul's story of conversion and his missionary message of Christ's love. It opened my ears and my heart to hear the words of Paul in a fresh way that gave them powerful, personal meaning."
Bill Craig, Lifeway Resources
"PAUL, APOSTLE of CHRIST reminds us the greatest thorn in life is not what we see or cannot see with our open eyes in the day, but rather what we see when our eyes are closed at night - the painful regrets that prevent our resurrection from our past. In PAUL, APOSTLE of CHRIST, God’s grace transformed Paul’s pain into a pen that powerfully sets us free from the prison of our past. The last scene is an unflinching reminder to stop punishing our past or fearing our future because God’s grace is always sufficient in the present. Now I know why God trusted Paul with His power - the only thing left for Paul to be proud of was God’s grace. God’s Grace will be with while you watch this deeply moving film."
Kevin DeVries, Founder and President, Grace Explorations
"Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to see an advance screening of the movie PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST. Watching the movie, I felt like I was walking through the pages of my Bible, living with the characters, and hearing them speak the scriptures to my heart. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to take my family."
Jim McBride, Executive Pastor, Sherwood Baptist Church
"The Bible comes alive in Sony Pictures Paul, Apostle of Christ. After preaching all of Paul’s letters and seeking to live by them for more than two decades, I have a much more vivid grasp of my favorite apostle’s life and ministry because of this film. You will never read the Bible the same after seeing it!"
Adam B. Dooley, Ph.D., Senior Pastor, Sunnyvale First Baptist Church
"I was deeply moved by this film. The characterization of Paul played by James Faulkner is outstanding. The faithfulness to the Scriptures is powerful both in the spoken word and the actions of the characters. The depiction about how the Book of Acts could have been written is believable. For me, the most moving part of the film is the relationship between Paul and Luke, the physician. Great acting made their relationship so real and touching. By the end of the film, I was moved by their final moments."
Richard Glickstein, former president of the National Bible Association
"Paul’s ministry changed the course of history. The movie PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST deepened my appreciation for the magnitude of what Paul accomplished in the face of great suffering. Thank God for Paul!"
Darrin Gray, All Pro Dad
"PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST…Best biblical film to hit theaters in years! Love the humanity and gospel message of redemption."
Dave Manne, Pastor, Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa