Starring John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of the Rings), it hit theaters on March 17 and 18 for a special Fathom event and will likely land on a streaming service sometime after.
As Thomas Cahill laid out in his delightful little book, How the Irish Saved Civilization, without Patrick, there may well have been no Christian Ireland. And without Christian Ireland, countless Bible translations and other Christian records would have fallen victim to marauding Vikings.
It would have been nice if I Am Patrick had spent a little more time setting the saint’s life in this larger context and explicitly exploring how God used one faithful shepherd to preserve His Word in the Western world. But even with its tight focus on the two documents Patrick wrote, it’s still an engaging and inspiring tale (with plenty of on-location Irish scenery to boot).
Rather than joining the culture in drinking or debauchery, believers each year could better honor Patrick’s legacy by watching a nicely executed film about this hero of the faith.