Believe it or not, the number one Apple podcast right now is not a news show or murder mystery – it’s a Bible study podcast. The Catholic group Ascension has launched “Bible in a Year” and it’s sure to educate and entertain listeners. Hosted by Father Mike Schmitz, the podcast contains a wide range of powerful stories as well as the actual story of the Bible.

Ascension’s Bible in a Year follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, an approach created by the Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. The podcast is designed for listeners to follow along at their own pace. If an episode is missed, listeners can pick up where they left off and continue reading on their own schedule.

And Bible of the Year is doing so well that it’s currently beating out other podcasts by The New York Times, Ben Shapiro and NPR.


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Reporting by Tiffany Isaza