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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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  • May 19 2022
    In today's readings, Fr. Mike highlights David's humility in two instances: when David asked the Gibeonites how he could repair their relationship after they had been mistreated by Saul, and when David takes a step back from battle. He also explains the role of the gatekeepers as people who would be responsible for guarding the doors to the Temple. The readings are 2 Samuel 21, 1 Chronicles 26, and Psalm 40. 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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    22 mins
  • May 18 2022
    Fr. Mike points out how violence begets violence in the reading from 2 Samuel, and shows us how the sins we commit extend much further than ourselves. We also read about the Temple musicians in 1 Chronicles, we hear Psalm 39, written by one of those musicians, Jeduthun. Today's reading are 2 Samuel 20, 1 Chronicles 25, and Psalm 39. 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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    19 mins
  • May 17 2022
    In today's readings, Fr. Mike points out how the loss of David's son overshadows everything else for a time. 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.
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    23 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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Love FR. Mike

i have never really read my bible in depth, just a few passages here and there. I started listening to Fr. Mike and I am totally hooked. He brings the bible alive and his commentary is spot on for todays lives! If there were more Catholic priests like Fr. Mike the churches would be overflowing on Sundays!!

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Audible makes it impossible to listen

I love this podcast but audible doesn't make it easy to listen unless you're staying up to date with the release of the podcast. I've tried numerous times to sort "Old to New" and then find where I'm at in the episodes, but the app doesn't hold the setting. Frustrating.

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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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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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Loving The Bible in a Year!!

I am really enjoying The Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz! He reads so eloquently, and his explanation of the readings are so helpful to understand more deeply what is going on in the stories of the Bible. I also love how we are reading the bible along the different time lines throughout salvation history. I highly recommend this!!!

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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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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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A Priest for Evangelicals

We are evangelicals and we look forward to Fr. Mike's daily readings and devotionals. He reads well and is so excited about the God and the Bible that it's impossible not to enjoy and get something from each reading.

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  • 02-22-21

My new favorite podcast!

Fr. Mike does such a great job of leading this Bible study. With the knowledge from experts and time references, it makes it so much more digestible to sit down and read the Bible. I have loved adding this to my daily schedule and highly recommend it to all!

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  • Pip
  • 02-13-22

Fr Mike’s Bible in a year - is wonderful & highly recommended

Fr Mike’s Bible in a Year podcasts are an invaluable resource to deepen one’s journey in faith and understanding of the Old and New Testaments. I have learned SO much from this app. Fr Mike gives an interpretation of the readings each day and does so in a sympathetic, intelligent though assessable manner and does not avoid some of the more challenging topics outlined particularly in the Old Testament (this is the first time I’ve managed to get through this). This is throughly researched and planned with insights given at each new book in the Bible by a Bible academic Jeff Caven. One feels part of a prayer community listening to this app - all due to Fr Mike’s warm and positive personality, he is the campus priest at Deluth University, Minnesota and has a wonderful way of reaching out to young students. Thank you SO much for uploading these podcasts- I will definitely return to these often - even after completing the books from Genesis to Revelation.

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  • Teresa Lo
  • 11-15-21

Absolutely fantastic!!!

I don't think I'd be able to go through the Bible without this podcast. The reflections and exposition bring it to to life. It would be so hard to study alone without these explanations and the praying community