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

  • A Sustainable Life – Part 1
    In this first of a three-part series, John, Stasi and Morgan discuss the cumulative effect of endless expectations to go faster and do more…and why this pace of life is unsustainable.
  • Marital Conflict – Part 3
    This final segment of the series focuses on practical ways to restore and revitalize your marriage.
  • Marital Conflict – Part 2
    Imagine you and your spouse being mutual advocates for each other and your marriage. It begins by shifting your focus from the external to the deeper internal issues.
  • Marital Conflict – Part 1
    John and Stasi are joined by Allen and Kellye for a candid conversation on overcoming conflicts husbands and wives face in marriage.
  • Being a Grandparent
    John and Stasi share stories about being grandparents and how this is new frontier for them.
  • Union with God – Part 2
    In the second half of the series, John Eldredge reveals what "total union of being" looks like and how it transforms every aspect of our lives.
  • Union with God – Part 1
    The epicenter of the Christian life is oneness with God. In this two-part series, John Eldredge explores how to overcome what gets in the way as we cultivate a deep and growing union with God.
  • Advance Words
    God's advance words can rescue us from so many situations – once we learn to ask for them.
  • Pursuing Your Creativity
    How does it look like to fully pursue your talents and interests with God? Allen kicks off this conversation on creativity with Jon Dale, Amy Dale, and Blaine Eldredge.
  • Effects of Trauma
    Stasi Eldredge and Cherie Snyder reveal the impact of trauma on our bodies, minds, and hearts – as well as ways we can experience healing.
  • 3 Categories of Adventure
    Bart Hansen reveals the unique ways God invites men into a life of adventure.
  • An Examined Life
    Are you hungry for this year to be different? Morgan and Allen discuss how to approach 2017 with the singular goal of seeking Jesus above all else.
  • A New Year with God
    John, Morgan, and Allen share ways to intentionally invite God into this new year – from consecrating your calendar to listening to His advance words for what is to come.
  • The Week After Christmas
    In this interlude between Christmas and the New Year, John and Stasi discuss how to intentionally fill your days with grace and mercy.
  • Consecrate Your Christmas
    John shares how to consecrate your heart this Christmas by inviting Jesus to bless what you have while also coming into your unfilled longings and expectations.


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