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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.

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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 167: Viaticum (2024)

    Day 167: Viaticum (2024)

    Today we read about Elijah's discouragement after fleeing from Jezebel, and how God tells him to "arise and eat" to strengthen him for the journey ahead. Fr. Mike points out how God calls us to draw strength for the journey as well, even at the end of our earthly lives. The readings are 1 Kings 19-20, 2 Chronicles 20, and Song of Solomon 6.


    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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    • 27 min
    Day 166: Responding in Faith (2024)

    Day 166: Responding in Faith (2024)

    Today, we are introduced to the prophet Elijah, who again and again responds to God's invitations with faith. The readings are 1 Kings 17-18, 2 Chronicles 18-19, and Song of Solomon 5.


    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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    • 25 min
    Day 165: The Lover and the Beloved (2024)

    Day 165: The Lover and the Beloved (2024)

    Fr. Mike connects today's reading from Songs to the teachings of St. John Paul's Theology of the Body. He also points out how helpful it is to track the timelines of the kings of Israel and Judah as we read from Kings and Chronicles simultaneously. The readings are 1 Kings 15-16, 2 Chronicles 16-17, and Song of Solomon 4.


    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
    Day 164: Tearing Down Idols (2024)

    Day 164: Tearing Down Idols (2024)

    Fr. Mike points out the results of what happened to the kings who built idols, and what happened to the kings who tore them down. He encourages us to tear down the idols we've built up in our own lives by trusting God with our first fruits. Today's readings are 1 Kings 14, 2 Chronicles 14-15, and Song of Solomon 3.


    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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    • 22 min
    Day 163: Faith Over Success (2024)

    Day 163: Faith Over Success (2024)

    Fr. Mike touches on the last acts of King Rehobo'am and the rise of his son, Abi′jah. He also explains how we can see the importance of faith over success through the mistakes of Israel's leaders. Today's readings are 1 Kings 13, 2 Chronicles 12-13, and Song of Solomon 2.


    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 162: Rehoboam Seeks Counsel (2024)

    Day 162: Rehoboam Seeks Counsel (2024)

    Fr. Mike explains why it's better to seek counsel from those who don't necessarily always agree with us, using the experience of Rehobo′am as an example. He also touches on the failed leadership of Jerobo′am as he leads his people into false places of worship and idolatry. Today's readings are 1 Kings 12, 2 Chronicles 10-11, and Song of Solomon 1.


    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

Customer Reviews

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54.6K Ratings

SheriRex ,

Love it!

Father Mike’s enthusiasm is contagious! And the way he explains what he just read in terms that are relatable make this journey even more enjoyable. Thank you Father Mike.

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Great App

I love this app. It is my first time listening to the series. I have never read the whole bible much less understood it. Fr Mike has such a wonderful way of making the Bible come alive.

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Thank You

I’m a little confused about how we go back and forth from Old Testament to New. We were just talking about the crucifixion yesterday, but today we’re in the Old Testament again. I have a traumatic brain injury, but I think I’d still be confused without it.

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