25 episodes

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

    Day 20: Judah and Tamar

    Fr. Mike talks about how God can bring great triumph from great brokenness as reads the messy story of Judah and Tamar. The readings for today are Genesis 38, Job 29-30, and Proverbs 3:28-32.


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


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

    • 16 min
    Day 19: Joseph and his Brothers

    Day 19: Joseph and his Brothers

    Fr. Mike zeroes in on the dynamic between Joseph and his older brothers and shows us how the sin of envy is a distorted desire to be loved. Today's readings are Genesis 37, Job 27-28, and Proverbs 3:25-27.


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

    • 17 min
    Day 18: The Heart of Israel

    Day 18: The Heart of Israel

    Fr. Mike talks about how God accomplishes his will through us, in spite of our brokenness, and how he is always faithful to his promises. Today's readings are Genesis 35-36, Job 25-26, and Proverbs 3:19-24.


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

    • 19 min
    Day 17: Jacob Meets Esau

    Day 17: Jacob Meets Esau

    Fr. Mike dives into the love Jacob has for God, and how this is shown when Jacob meets Esau. Today's readings are Genesis 33-34, Job 23-24, and Proverbs 3:13-18.


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

    • 20 min
    Day 16: The Suffering of Job

    Day 16: The Suffering of Job

    Fr. Mike highlights the mysterious role suffering in Job's life as we continue journeying through Genesis 31-32, Job 21-22, and Proverbs 3:9-12.


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

    • 23 min
    Day 15: Leah Feels Unloved

    Day 15: Leah Feels Unloved

    Fr. Mike focuses on Leah's painful struggle trying to make herself lovable as we continue to read Genesis 29-30, Job 19-20, and Proverbs 3:5-8.


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


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

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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9.9K Ratings

Nikeboss69 ,

Proper Lad!

Fr. Mike’s explanations of the bible are extremely helpful he not only breaks down the Word of The Lord, but he does it in such a way that touches your heart. Been following him for 5-6 years, Truly remarkable man.

Traci_Rose ,

Finally understanding the Bible!

I have attempted time and time again to pick up the Bible and read. I am always discouraged and overwhelmed by my lack of understanding. Fr Mike has done an amazing job of helping me to understand what I am reading. Then, any lingering questions I may have are easier to research with the base knowledge he has provided.

It’s amazing to see how much man has struggled with sin since the beginning of time, just like we do today. It’s even more amazing to see God’s never ending love and mercy.

Rach.$PNC ,

Love this! A must listen - quick to the point and easy listen

This podcast with father Mike is absolutely amazing. He reads through the entire Bible and then does an explanation from a Catholic perspective. I highly recommend anyone looking to further their faith, or their understanding of God and his word listens to this podcast. It will not take up a lot of your time as they are all between 20 and 30 minutes and you’ll get to hear from the Bible directly every single day for 365 days as well as further your knowledge of what it means. The Bible is the most relevant book on the market today, that will help in every single area and aspect of your life. I feel every person should read the Bible before they leave this Earth. God bless you Father Mike, thank you for ALL that you do! You have a fantastic reading voice, it’s an easy listen and you’re very engaging in your explanations! I appreciate this and so do MANY others!!!!! Keep it up!!!! 🌟⭐️🌟🌟🌟🌟🤩🤩

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