The film, directed by Andrew Hyatt, chronicles the apostle’s last days, which were spent in a Roman prison awaiting execution under Nero.
Luke visits him, as is in the biblical account, and writes the history of the early church, recounting the missionary’s journeys to spread the Gospel that are recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.
The story is fascinating not only because of Luke’s dangerous pilgrimage (the emperor is determined to eliminate Christians) but because of Paul’s amazing transformation.
Originally, Saul was a Jesus-hating Pharisee, the foremost persecutor of Christ followers in his quest to defend what he believed to be true Judaism.
A man of the Law, he was zealous in both condemning Christians (a derogatory term that means “Little Christs”) and in his own self-righteousness under the ritual regulations of the Torah.