Ransomed Heart with John Eldredge

The Ransomed Heart Podcast is a free resource offered by Ransomed Heart. Each week you can download the audio file directly to your iPod, computer or MP3 player.

About John Eldredge

John Eldredge is an author (you probably figured that out), a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God’s love, and learn to live in God’s Kingdom. John grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles (which he hated) and spent his boyhood summers on his grandfather’s cattle ranch in eastern Oregon (which he loved). John met his wife, Stasi, in a high school drama class. But their romance did not begin until they each came to faith in Christ, after high school. John earned his undergraduate degree in Theater at Cal Poly and directed a theater company in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Colorado with Focus on the Family, where he taught at the Focus on the Family Institute.

John earned his master’s degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender. He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Ransomed Heart in 2000. John and Stasi live in Colorado Springs. They have three sons (Samuel, Blaine, and Luke), a golden retriever (Oban), and two horses (Whistle and Kokolo).

While all of this is factually true, it somehow misses describing an actual person. John loves the outdoors passionately, and all beauty, Shakespeare, bow hunting, a good cigar, anything having to do with adventure, poetry, March Madness, working in the shop, fly fishing, classic rock, the Tetons, fish tacos, George MacDonald, green tea, buffalo steaks, dark chocolate, wild and open places, horses running, and too much more to name. He also uses the expression “far out” way too much.

Latest Episodes

  • God's Wild, Wonderful Ways
    In part two of this 2014 podcast series, John and Craig discuss how God's ways are not our ways – whether in the first Christmas story or the story we're living this Christmas.
  • The Disruptive Invitation
    As we revisit this Christmas series from 2014, John Eldredge and Craig McConnell invite us to see the "holidays" as holy days this Advent season.
  • Initiating Boys – Part 4
    In this final installment, John and Morgan respond to questions from listeners and provide practical ways for women and men to help boys on this journey of initiation.
  • Initiating Boys – Part 3
    John and Morgan share stories about the power of initiating boys in the everyday, informal, unscripted moments of life.
  • Initiating Boys – Part 2
    In this second podcast, John and Morgan offer tangible ways to help boys become young men.
  • Initiating Boys – Part 1
    In this foundational new series, John and Morgan discuss an intentional process for maturing boys at each age and stage of life.
  • Unwavering
    Discover how to take hold of hope, beauty, and life in the midst of suffering, pain, and loss in the conclusion to this four-part series on Stasi's new book, Defiant Joy.
  • Cultivating Joy
    Stasi and her friend Julie discuss how Defiant Joy involves interpreting both goodness and grief in our lives by the light of heaven.   
  • A Holy Defiance
    Joy is not happiness on steroids; it's the unyielding belief that sorrow and loss do not have the final say. In this second of four podcasts, Stasi Eldredge reads Chapter 1 from her new book, Def …
  • Let Hope Rise
    Stasi Eldredge is joined by Sheila Walsh in this first of four podcasts discussing the themes in Stasi's new book, Defiant Joy. Find out more at www.DefiantJoy.com  
  • Wild at Heart BASIC
    Morgan and Jon Dale discuss a new Ransomed Heart initiative that gives men the tools to facilitate Wild at Heart Boot Camps in their communities. Discover more at wildatheartBASIC.com.
  • Changing Seasons – Part 2
    One thing is certain…change is coming. In the series conclusion, discover how to better interpret the good and the challenging seasons of your life.
  • Changing Seasons – Part 1
    John, Morgan, and Alex talk about navigating life's transitions in this first of a two-part series.
  • Agreements – Part 2
    In the series conclusion, John and Allen reveal how to break current agreements and close the door on future agreements before they gain ground.
  • Agreements – Part 1
    The agreements we make affect how we see ourselves and God – but we're mostly unaware of them. In the first of this two-part series, John and Allen shed light on how agreements take hold and alte …


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