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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 137: David Mourns Absalom

    Day 137: David Mourns Absalom

    In today's readings, Fr. Mike points out how the loss of David's son overshadows everything else in his life. The readings are 2 Samuel 19, 1 Chronicles 24, and Psalm 38.


    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.

    Day 136: Absalom Is Defeated

    Day 136: Absalom Is Defeated

    Today, we hear about the downfall of Absalom, and how David reacts to the news of his death. In Chronicles, we read about David changing some of the rules of worship, as he prepares for Temple worship. The readings are 2 Samuel 18, 1 Chronicles 23, and Psalm 37.


    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.

    Day 135: The Counsel of Hushai

    Day 135: The Counsel of Hushai

    Fr. Mike explains the events of today's readings, breaking down Hushai's advice to Absalom, David's warning and charge of Solomon, and the theme of centralized worship. We all desire to be temples of the Holy Spirit, and we bring this prayer to God through today's episode. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 17, 1 Chronicles 22, and Psalm 36.


    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.

    Day 134: Devastating Effects of Sin

    Day 134: Devastating Effects of Sin

    Fr. Mike talks about the horrible things that can happen when we turn away from God and stop asking him "what's the next step?" In today's readings we see David humbled and humiliated, Absalom revealing how devasting sin is, and the evil that comes from war. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 16, 1 Chronicles 21, and Psalm 15.


    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.

    Day 133: Persevering in Trust

    Day 133: Persevering in Trust

    Fr. Mike focuses on trust today, specifically trusting God in difficult times. Like David, we need to learn to trust God in the midst of the battle, not wait until it's over. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 15, 1 Chronicles 19-20, and Psalm 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.

    Day 132: David and Absalom

    Day 132: David and Absalom

    Fr. Mike reflects on the story of David and Absalom, and points out the lack of forgiveness and repentance on both men's part. God forgives us no matter what, but without us mirroring that forgiveness, rebellion can easily rise up. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 14, 1 Chronicles 18, and Psalm 14.


    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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

W F Napier ,

To Know Scripture is to Know Christ

Once I got used to Fr Mike distinctive way of speaking - very fast - I was able to focus on his exceptional insights into the Scriptures & most engaging explanations & applications of the various mysteries or rather revelations from God, all of which lead us to a real living Faith in a living God.
The session length is just right to hold your attention & the fact that Fr Mike uses the Psalms to bring each episode to an end is an inspiring beginning to the day for me.
Thank you, Fr Mike & may God bless you & your Team.

Nicoley ABG ,

Repetition is the mother of all learning

Loving this podcast! I just want to add a thought, because you say that you and the Bible repeat yourselves - there’s a saying that “repetition is the mother of all learning.” I fully agree, and I’m learning a lot from listening to this. Thank you!

Natalie B, South Africa ,

Loving every minute of every day!

No need to apologise for those longer podcast days Fr. Mike, I am loving every minute! Keep it coming!

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