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‘The Bible Recap’ Is the No. 1 Podcast in All Categories

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“The Bible Recap” (TBR), a short, daily podcast that follows a chronological Bible reading plan, is the No. 1 podcast in All Categories on Apple Podcasts. Creator Tara-Leigh Cobble celebrated the news in an Instagram post on New Year’s Day.

“I never dreamed we’d be the #1 podcast in All Categories. 😭🙌,” she said.

“When I started this project in 2019, I prayed that it would reach 300 people. But God has grown it into something far greater than I could ever imagine!” Cobble said in a statement to ChurchLeaders. “I’m so encouraged and grateful, because every single number represents a person who wants to know God better through reading His Word! And I believe The Bible Recap can help them do that!”

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A description on “The Bible Recap” website says:

If you’ve ever closed your Bible and thought, “What did I just read?”, this podcast is for you! In about 8 minutes a day, we’ll give you a summary and highlight reel of that day’s Bible reading from our 1-year chronological plan (free on the Bible app), and you can start anytime—it’s always a good time to read the Bible!

Tara-Leigh Cobble launched “The Bible Recap” in 2019. Users read the Bible passage of the day and then listen to the corresponding podcast episode, in which Cobble summarizes key points from the passage and shares insights into what it reveals about the nature of God.

“I recorded using a $99 microphone / headphones kit that I got from Amazon—and the Amazon box it was delivered in served as my ‘studio,’” Cobble explained on Instagram. “Our audio engineer Allison has been with me from the start, but since then I’ve acquired an incredible team that helps serve you all each day.”

Cobble created the podcast to help people love God more and not be scared off by how strange or difficult the Bible can seem sometimes. The project was born out of challenges she faced when she first attempted reading through the Bible in its entirety.

Since Cobble began it, “The Bible Recap” has seen remarkable growth. A spokesperson for TBR shared that in addition to being the No. 1 podcast on Apple Podcasts in the U.S. and other countries, TBR’s daily listeners have grown from 1,000 to 100,000 and over 1 million people have begun “The Bible Recap” YouVersion Bible reading plan.