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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 - The Leader in Catholic Faith Formation

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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 64: Consequences of Sin

    Day 64: Consequences of Sin

    Fr. Mike explains why God would give the Israelites such drastic consequences for their sin, and how it reveals his divine plan and infinite mercy. Today's readings are Numbers 15, Deuteronomy 13-14, and Psalm 96.


    For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.


    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

    • 22 min
    Day 63: Israel's Rebellion

    Day 63: Israel's Rebellion

    In our reading of Numbers 14 today, Fr. Mike highlights how the rebellion of the Israelites which was marked by distrust and fear, will have consequences for their children. We also read today Deuteronomy 12, and Psalm 95.


    For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.


    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

    • 22 min
    Day 62: Spies Sent to Canaan

    Day 62: Spies Sent to Canaan

    As we read Numbers 12 and 13, Deuteronomy 11, and Psalm 94, Fr. Mike reflects on the conflict between Aaron, Miriam, and Moses and explains why Miriam appears to be the only one punished. He also mentions the lack of trust the people continue to have in God, as they discover that the land of Canaan is occupied by a seemingly stronger force.


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

    • 21 min
    Day 61: Complaining in the Desert

    Day 61: Complaining in the Desert

    Fr. Mike discusses how the Israelites complaining against God and believing they were better off in Egypt reflects our own inclination to be enslaved by sin. Today's readings are Numbers 11, Deuteronomy 10, and Psalm 33.


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

    • 20 min
    Day 60: Intercessory Prayer

    Day 60: Intercessory Prayer

    Fr. Mike points out how the tribes of Israel travel with Judah (praise) leading the way, and makes note of how Moses intercedes for the people and acts as a mediator between God and men. Today's readings are Numbers 10, Deuteronomy 9, and Psalm 10.


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

    • 21 min
    Day 59: Obligations to God

    Day 59: Obligations to God

    As we read Numbers 8-9, Deuteronomy 8, and Psalm 93, Fr. Mike reflects on how the Israelites were expected to celebrate Passover in all circumstances, learned to trust that God would lead them to where they needed to go, and needed to remember God in times of abundance as well as darkness.


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

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

SLim139 ,

Thank you, Fr Mike

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Fr. Mike, you are truly sent by God to speak His word to our souls.

goodsindo ,

The best gift of 2021

Thank you Lord for the gift of Fr Mike, for his wonderful and soothing voice, that encapsulates and translates Your love for us. Thank you for the gift of Jeff Cavins, for through him and the fruit of his labour of the Bible Timeline, you continue to reveal yourself to so many people, including mine. I have never been more intrigued about the Bible, and I have tried reading the Bible so many times on my own but failed (I guess many people can vouch how difficult it is to read it without context)

This podcast has helped me to opened my eyes to see God in my life, to hear to God’s voice. I feel that I am starting to fall in love again with the teachings of the Catholic Church, and I want to share this amazing love with the people that God calls me to!

NatalieClaudia ,

The ONLY podcast you’ll ever need!

Fantastic work by Father Mike and the team behind this amazing podcast. I never thought that I’d be able to understand and digest the Bible in its entirety, but God answered my prayers and led me to this podcast. These episodes are released in easily digestible 20-min episodes, and I never get bored of tuning in every day! In fact, I look forward to hearing the word of God daily now! Thank you for this awesome podcast! It is God-sent! I invite anyone who’s open and willing to give this podcast a chance. Let God in & you won’t regret it! Godspeed 🙏

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