Paul The Emissary

DVD Release: March 11, 1997
Paul The Emissary


In this drama starring Garry Cooper, we follow Saul, the angry zealot, to Paul, the servant of Christ, who will pay any price to bring his message to the world.

Dove Review

“Paul The Emissary” is the best movie I have ever seen on the life of the Apostle Paul. It deals with all the highlights of his life and ministry in a realistic manner, all while staying very true to the scriptures. It shows us Paul as Saul of Tarsus, the persecutor of the church. It shows his dramatic conversion on the Road to Damascus, as well as his partnering first with Barnabas and then with Silas. We see him sing praises in jail with Silas and the opening of the prison door following the earthquake. We also see him travel across the sea during a storm, make it safely to land and survive a poisonous snake bite. Finally, we watch him witness for Christ and write the passages in 1 Timothy before he is beheaded.

Garry Cooper gives an excellent and inspiring performance as Paul. This film is a must-see! Five Doves all the way! We are pleased to award it our Faith Friendly Seal for ages 12+. “Paul the Emissary” is a powerful film based on a spiritual giant of the Bible.

Content Description

Sex: Woman gives man innuendo: "Let's find a place where we can be alone."
Language: None
Violence: Man is stoned, and we see blood on his face, but it is not gratuitous; men are whipped and some bloody stripes are seen on their backs, but again the scene is not gratuitous; blood seen on other man's face; woman slaps man in chest; man bitten by snake, but he is fine; a man is about to be beheaded, but the beheading is not shown.
Drugs: The drinking of wine.
Nudity: Shirtless men.
Other: A fortune teller uses divination, but Paul sets her free; a sorcerer's son is healed and he burns up his sorcery scrolls; the mention of the god Apollo.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 54 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter