The Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz
An excellent podcast that you can start and catch up on at any time. A full year.
Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline. An excellent podcast to build your bible knowledge.

Brought to you by Ascension Press, this podcast could change your whole view of the Old and New testaments.

Isn’t that amazing?

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 teacher Jeff Cavins. I have had the privilege of going through this study and it is truly and excellent resource. What a fantastic way to tie these two great presenters together. I am sure this will not be a disappointment.

What If I am Late?

The wonderful thing about podcasts is that you can catch up easily. In your podcast catcher (there are many see below), you can go back to previous episodes and listen to them (even in sequence). You can catch up, even if you are months behind. How about that 20 minute daily commute, or waiting for your kids at their events? This is PERFECT for that time. And if the podcast has already been going for a while, jump in! Why wait, start where we are now!

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…

  1. Read the ENTIRE Bible.
  2. Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture.
  3. Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life.

4) Start seeing the world through the lens of Scripture.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) is produced by Ascension, the leader in Catholic faith formation. Visit for the complete Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) reading plan.

What's a 'Podcast'

Simpler than you think

Podcasts are everywhere now. People and businesses are constantly launching and creating podcasts, listening to new podcasts, and talking about podcasts. But, you may be wondering, with all this talk of podcasts, “what even is a podcast?” Not to worry, we will break down the nuts and bolts of all that you need to know about podcasts below.

It is important to note that podcasts are generally free to listen to.

A podcast is a series of on-demand audio files (there are video ones as well) that often focus on a particular topic or theme. Podcasts can be accessed via a computer, tablet, or smart phone, Google Home, Apple HomePod and downloaded so that they can be listened to at any time. Listeners can be automatically updated of new episodes in a podcast by subscribing to their chosen podcast from within their podcast catcher.

The term podcast is actually a portmanteau of iPod and Broadcast. The “pod” of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s “iPod” digital media player, while the “cast” portion of podcast is taken from the radio term “broadcast.”

How to Listen


On your computer, you are able to listen to podcasts directly from the podcast’s website, on iTunes, on Spotify, or Google Play Music. There are also many other podcast listening websites and desktop apps for podcasts, so a Google search will provide several other options for you to listen to a podcast. Generally, a podcast website will direct you to all of the locations that you can listen to their podcast.

Smartphone / iPod / iPad / Tablet

Similarly to listening on your computer, you can listen to podcasts on the podcast’s website, iTunes, and Spotify. iPhones specifically have an Apple Podcasts app already pre-downloaded (or you can install it), so you are able to easily access the podcasts that you want. As for Android, there are many specific podcast apps available for download, including Sticher, Google Podcasts, Overcast, BeyondPod, and Grover Pro among many others.

Once you have your app or website, just search for the title of the Podcast, and subscribe. You can listen to past episodes, and get notified of new episodes.

There are lots of great Catholic Podcasts out there, this is just one of them.

Listen to The Bible in a Year podcast using your favorite podcast app…

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An excellent podcast that you can start and catch up on at any time. A full year.