• Summary

  • 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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Episodes
  • Day 23: Judah Changes

    Jan 23 2021
    We continue reading today Genesis 43-44, Job 35-36, and Proverbs 4:10-19. Fr. Mike highlights the transformation of Judah's heart and how his change shows us that we too can change regardless of our past. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
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    20 mins
  • Day 22: Go to Joseph

    Jan 22 2021
    Fr. Mike shows us how the faithfulness of Joseph in the Old Testament foreshadows the faithfulness of St. Joseph, the husband of Mary, in the New Testament. Today's readings are Genesis 41-42; Job 33-34 and Proverbs 4:1-9. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
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    23 mins
  • Day 21: Walking with God

    Jan 21 2021
    Fr. Mike continues reading through Genesis 39-40, Job 31-32 and Proverbs 3:33-35 and reflects on Joseph's righteousness as he walked with God . For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
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    18 mins

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Thank you Fr. Mike!

Father Mike Schmitz starts by reading the passage first and then explaining it. This is important to know because I thought that you had to read the passage alone first so don't worry if you don't have the reading plan because he reads it to you. That being said they do have a reading plan you can download to follow along and read first if you want. The best part is when Father Mike explains the passage. I've listened to the first 3 and already have learned SO MUCH. Please also listen to the introductory episodes where he talks about helpful tips when you're reading (listening to) the Bible. If you've gone to college then you know that all the reading classes are based on critical theory and work. This is what gave me a hard time the first time I read the Bible through, since I read it at first with a critical mindset. Father Mike talks about how to read without this mindset in order to get the most out of the Bible. I look forward to this podcast throughout the year and it gives me such hope that this is the number one podcast in the US currently! After the year we've been through, we all need this podcast.

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Perfect for 2021

This is a great way to spend time with scripture. There is so much to learn, to understand and to take to heart. It's all here.

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what I needed

This is what I have been waiting for. This is what I needed for my own salvation. Father Mike has the gift of the Holy Spirit to inspire my interest in the Bible.

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Great reading

This program is set up absolutely perfect. Having the introduction was great. Then having him read or proclaim the Word is wonderful! Just sitting back and listening. What a wonderful way to start the day. I love it and am looking forward to God's Word coming to life.

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The Bible made exciting!

If you want to finally get through the Bible without falling asleep you've come to the right place.

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  • 01-21-21

Love it!

If you have been wanting to read the entire Bible, this podcast is it! Fr. Mike makes it very easy to listen to and explains important facts after 2-3 readings daily. You won’t regret it. He’s upbeat and makes it fun to listen to!

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  • 01-17-21

Thank you!

Thank you, Lord, for bringing us Ascension Presence and Father Mike Schmitz. These podcasts are just the right amount of time and the explanations provide insight to the readings. Thank you for your blessings.

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Thank you

Thank you father Mike. I am very happy that your doing this. With times as they are making it very difficult for Christians to attend mass I couldn’t be more happy. I have been looking for a bible study class hear in El Paso for some time. With the COVID-19 numbers being so high it’s not been possible. I look forward to your podcast every day. Again. Thank you and god bless you father Mike.

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Best Catholic overview of the Bible ever

Fr. Mike Schmitz does the most amazing job of making the Bible come alive and sharing what it means in today’s world. He has always been so dynamic, passionate, and relatable (I know these are not words commonly used to describe a Catholic priest). This is based on a Bible study I did years ago that transformed my faith and help me put all the pieces together to make sense of this crazy world we live in. There is not better time than now to give it a try. Just keep an open mind and be patient. Things that may not speak to you now may come in handy one day. I just couldn’t speak more highly of this.

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Great Guide

Love the explanations that go with each reading. I have been a cradle Catholic for half a century and enjoy learning the new perspectives this series presents by adding historical context. Most days I follow along in my bible but it is not necessary; when I am traveling I just listen.