Actor Jim Caviezel is no stranger to the gospel narrative, as he famously portrayed Jesus in Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ.”
And these days Caviezel is once again gearing up to discuss his Christian faith, as he portrays Luke in the coming feature film, “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” a movie about one of Christianity’s most transformative figures.
In a first-look clip that provides a glimpse into the film, Caviezel offers up a simple, yet profound truth about what it takes for each and every human being to truly relate to the Almighty.
“In order for us to be great in the eyes of God we have to become very small,” he said.
Watch Caviezel speak about faith — and go behind the scenes of “Paul, Apostle of Christ” below:
"To be great in the eyes of God we have to become very small…"
Posted by Faithwire on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
James Faulkner, who plays Paul, added in the clip that the film is “very beautiful” and “emotionally, very moving” and that “redemption is offered and is clear.”
As Faithwire previously reported, “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” is being produced by Affirm Films, the faith-based label of Sony Pictures, and was filmed in Malta through the end of September 2017. The “inspirational drama” will focus on the final months of Paul’s life — a fascinating development, considering Paul’s monumental impact on the Christian faith.
Paul’s radical conversion from vicious persecutor of Christians to one of the central figures of early Christianity is one of the most gripping stories in the entirety of the biblical text, with the apostle penning at least 13 books in the New Testament.
“Next to Jesus, no one played a more central role in the growth of early church than the Apostle Paul,” Rich Peluso, executive-vice president of AFFIRM Films, said in a statement. “He wrote a vast swath of the New Testament and traveled more than 10,000 miles by foot to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
The movie will release on March 28, 2018.