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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 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 184: Hezekiah Reigns (2022)

    Day 184: Hezekiah Reigns (2022)

    Fr. Mike reflects on Hezekiah's righteousness as king of Judah, and his pivotal work of restoring true worship and removing false idols. By undoing all of the corrupt things his father king Ahaz did, Hezekiah shows us that our ancestors do not define our destiny.


    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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    Introduction to the Exile (with Jeff Cavins) - 2022

    Introduction to the Exile (with Jeff Cavins) - 2022

    Welcome to the Exile period! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to introduce the eighth biblical period, which covers the fall of the Southern Kingdom, Judah, and its exile into Babylon. They explain how the physical exile of Judah was representative of their spiritual realities, and ultimately oriented towards the healing and restoration of their unfaithfulness. We also learn about the role of prophets in this period.
    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 183: Israel Falls to Assyria (2022)

    Day 183: Israel Falls to Assyria (2022)

    Today we read about the critical moment when Assyria destroys the Northern Kingdom, and the ten northern tribes are exiled and assimilated among the nations. Fr. Mike explains how this moment and the foreign possession of Samaria is key in order to understand Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman in John 4. We also read about how the prophet Micah beautifully foreshadows the birth of Jesus. Today's readings are 2 Kings 17, Micah 5-7, and Psalm 140.


    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
    Day 182: The Inescapable God (2022)

    Day 182: The Inescapable God (2022)

    Congratulations, you've made it about halfway through the Bible in a Year journey! Today, we read again about King Ahaz's unfaithfulness in 2 Kings. We are also introduced to the prophet Micah, who is all about judgement and hope, and we read one of Fr. Mike's favorite psalms. Today's readings are 2 Kings 16, Micah 1-4, and Psalm 139.


    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 181: Jonah and the Whale (2022)

    Day 181: Jonah and the Whale (2022)

    Today, we hear the story of the prophet Jonah, who, unlike Amos, does not want the people to repent. The readings are 2 Kings 15, Jonah 1-4, and Psalm 138.


    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 180: Giving Time to God (2022)

    Day 180: Giving Time to God (2022)

    As we conclude the book of Amos, we hear Amos rebuke the people for grudgingly giving their time to God, as in prayer or on the sabbath, and counting the minutes until they could do whatever they wanted. Fr. Mike points out that if we don't give our hearts and minds to God, we won't be able to stand heaven, where prayer and praise are everlasting. The readings are 2 Kings 13-14, Amos 7-9, and Psalm 124.


    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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43.2K Ratings

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Helping Me With My Walk With God

The Bible in a Year is helping me as I walk this journey with God. I know he is near to me in the valleys and the peaks and everything in between. Thank you for reminding me that God knows my beginning and my end and he will remain faithful. Please bless those who are hurting, sick, alone, hopeless, and who have struggled with their faith. Help Father Mike know what to say to touch our hearts in a powerful way.

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Best podcast for today and always

Thank you Father Mike for this podcast and your Acention presents YouTube videos as well. You have brought me closer to my faith, thank you for taking us, leading us on this journey with God.

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This podcast is a huge blessing! The word of God is life-giving, and Father Mike is awesome to listen to!

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