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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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    • 4.8 • 53.6K Ratings

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 55: Obedience to God (2024)

    Day 55: Obedience to God (2024)

    Fr. Mike underscores the importance of obeying God as he reads from Numbers 4 and Deuteronomy 4. We also read Psalm 88 and learn how it foreshadows the darkness Christ endured on the cross.


    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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    Day 54: The Tribe of Levi (2024)

    Day 54: The Tribe of Levi (2024)

    Fr. Mike clarifies some questions surrounding the Tribe of Levi and talks about what it means to be held to a higher standard as a leader in your community. Numbers 3, Deuteronomy 3, and Psalm 87.


    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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    Day 53: The Twelve Tribes of Israel (2024)

    Day 53: The Twelve Tribes of Israel (2024)

    Fr. Mike talks about the twelve tribes of Israel and explains why the book of Numbers introduces them based on the number of decedents they each had. Today we read Numbers 2, Deuteronomy 2, and Psalm 85.


    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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    • 23 min
    Day 52: Israel Continues to Journey (2024)

    Day 52: Israel Continues to Journey (2024)

    Fr. Mike kicks off our reading of the book of Numbers by explaining where Israel is at in their journey with the Lord, and how they are keeping him at the center of it all (literally). Today we read from Numbers 1, Deuteronomy 1, and Psalm 84.


    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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    • 26 min
    Introduction to Desert Wanderings (with Jeff Cavins) (2024)

    Introduction to Desert Wanderings (with Jeff Cavins) (2024)

    Congratulations, you've completed the Egypt & Exodus period and you've arrived at the Desert Wanderings ! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to provide us the context for the book of Numbers and the book of Deuteronomy. They discuss how this period is marked by Israel's rebellion against God as they wander in the desert for forty years striving to regain their narrative and identity.


    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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    • 31 min
    Day 51: Israel's Worship of God (2024)

    Day 51: Israel's Worship of God (2024)

    As we finish our reading of Exodus, Fr. Mike recaps the events of Israel and how God shaped his people in worship. Today's readings are Exodus 39-40, Leviticus 27, and Psalm 83.


    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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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53.6K Ratings

53.6K Ratings

ocsh615 ,

This podcast is so important in my daily life

I love this podcast and look forward to listening everyday. Sometimes I listen twice. Fr. Mike is so refreshing and at the same time so reverential to the topics! Father Mike I pray for you each episode, and hope that your work continues to inspire and inform not just Catholics but all God’s children.

C.K. Wick ,

Perfect way to start the day!

I’m on my second year and still have so much to learn. Fr. Mike makes it fun every day and coupled with his insight, makes the perfect way to begin each day!

Sally Cashball ,

Eternally grateful

Many of us have bucket lists; I do as well. Reading the Bible was on my list for many years and I finally accomplished that over 10 years ago. It was challenging, frustrating and utterly confusing. I’ve read the Bible in a year many times, but when it was presented as a Podcast I was leary. It took me the second year of the first podcast to get onboard. After doing the catechism in a year last year, I felt I needed a break, but when January came along, I was compelled to finally get the Great American Bible as I do better following along visually. I sense that this year Father Mike is reading it in a more relaxed pace. It feels different in a very good way. Thank you so very much for putting the time and effort into doing this. People are hungry for the truth and they need understanding. I get more out of it every time I read it. I never thought I’d read it more than once, but it is now apart of my daily routine. Look how many people you have reached. God has led you… so glad you said yes to follow.

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