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In The Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way.
Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. For each period in the timeline, Jeff will join Fr. Mike for a special episode that will help you understand the context of each reading.
With this podcast, you won’t just read the Bible in a year … you’ll finally understand how all the pieces of the Bible fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today!
Listen and…
Read the ENTIRE Bible
Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture
Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life
Start seeing the world through the lens of Scripture
Each 20-25 minute episode includes:
Two to three scripture readings
A reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz
A guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word
The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz‪)‬ Ascension

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In The Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way.
Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. For each period in the timeline, Jeff will join Fr. Mike for a special episode that will help you understand the context of each reading.
With this podcast, you won’t just read the Bible in a year … you’ll finally understand how all the pieces of the Bible fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today!
Listen and…
Read the ENTIRE Bible
Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture
Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life
Start seeing the world through the lens of Scripture
Each 20-25 minute episode includes:
Two to three scripture readings
A reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz
A guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word
The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

    Day 35: Crossing the Red Sea (2023)

    Day 35: Crossing the Red Sea (2023)

    Fr. Mike explains how all the rules of worship in Leviticus 10 point to the reality that God is holy. We also continue journeying through Exodus 13-14 and Psalm 53 and learn how God fought for the salvation for his people through the crossing of the red sea.


    For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.


    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
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    • 18 min
    Day 34: The Passover Instituted (2023)

    Day 34: The Passover Instituted (2023)

    Today we discover how the Passover foreshadows the sacrifice of Jesus and how the people of Israel are transformed by God in the readings from Exodus 12, Leviticus 9, and Psalm 114.


    For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.


    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
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    • 24 min
    Day 33: Locusts, Darkness, and Death of the Firstborn (2023)

    Day 33: Locusts, Darkness, and Death of the Firstborn (2023)

    In today's reading from Exodus 10-11, Fr. Mike explains how the ten plagues reveal that God is far greater than the Egyptian gods. We also discover more about how God wants to be worshipped through Leviticus 8 and Psalm 50.


    For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.


    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
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    • 24 min
    Day 32: Cattle, Boils, and Hail (2023)

    Day 32: Cattle, Boils, and Hail (2023)

    As we continue to read through the ten plagues of Egypt, Fr. Mike uses the example of Pharoah to show us how our hearts can either harden or melt in response to God. Today we read Exodus 9, Leviticus 7, and Psalm 49.


    For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.


    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
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    • 17 min
    Day 31: Frogs, Gnats, and Flies (2023)

    Day 31: Frogs, Gnats, and Flies (2023)

    Fr. Mike points out how today's reading from Exodus can act like a mirror for us as we continue to hear the story of Moses and Pharaoh in Exodus 8 and also listen to Leviticus 6 and Psalm 48.


    For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.


    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
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    • 17 min
    Day 30: Nile Turned to Blood (2023)

    Day 30: Nile Turned to Blood (2023)

    Fr. Mike explains how God is doing something new in this period, and shows us how much God desires to pour out his mercy. Today we read Exodus 6-7, Leviticus 5, and Psalm 47.


    For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.


    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.
    Support The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

Santarsiero ,

It Makes my Day Special

When in 2004 we watched the series Our Father Plan, I knew that it would change our community’s way to read the Bible. Then, we bought the Great Adventure video and study materials. It put our heats on fire. Ever since we are grateful for this help that made the Bible alive for us. This podcast, however is even more exiting since we can listen to the entire Bible a bit every day and makes our days different.
It is an experience of the Presence of the Trinity.

Thanks for this precious tool.

M. Giovanna, abbess of Trappistine In Philippines

XTN978 ,

WHAT A GIFT!

I completed the BIAY series and “what a gift!”. True to it’s promise, it has changed the way I understand and appreciate Scripture, my faith, and just everything. To Fr. Mike, Jeff Cavins and all those who have and continue to make this podcast, know that you have blessed my life through this. Thank you. God bless “and I cannot wait to see you in the next one.”

Saansei ,

What EVERYONE needed

We had catechesis during grade school in the Philippines. I just thank the volunteers like them and I thank Ascension Press for all their hard work and perseverance in pursuing this sea of people who needs God’s grace and mercy.

Fr. Mike would always say “please pray for me”. But I would always forget to do it. I’m sorry. But now, I’m praying that you and your team may live long and virtuous lives and that may you live by example. Millstones. :) It’s a lot of pressure, I know. But that is why I am praying for you. Thank you for your existence. 🥺

May God give you grace and wisdom on what to do for next year because I don’t know if it’s just me but I keep on thinking what will happen to my mornings next year. Coz you know, before Bible In A Year, my mornings and/or afternoons are filled with Ascension Press’ 5-10 min videos. Should I start playing the podcasts of Jeff from the beginning? I mean, I’m listening now but I haven’t listened all yet. Should I just repeat from Day 1? That’s the least I can think of. 😅

More power!

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