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

  • Consecrating Empathy – Part 2
    In the second half of the conversation, John, Allen and Alex dive into practical ways to protect your heart as you care for the needs of others.
  • Consecrating Empathy – Part 1
    The needs around us can be overwhelming – from world news and local events to family issues. John, Allen, and Alex discuss what it means to give everything and everyone to God…including our empathy.
  • Micro Practices
    John and Morgan swap stories about simple ways to access more of God in the middle of our busy days.
  • More of God
    John Eldredge reveals what we need most is "more of God" – and how that is available in the daily moments and simple choices of our lives.
  • Responding to Trauma – Part 2
    In the second half of this series, Dan Allender, Sam Eldredge, and Blaine Eldredge discuss how to lovingly enter into – and exit from – a person's various stages of loss.
  • Responding to Trauma – Part 1
    Dan Allender, Sam Eldredge, and Blaine Eldredge share how to effectively engage with those facing crisis and trauma.
  • God, Movies, & Your Story – Part 2
    Every movie you love tells you something about your heart and the story you're living in. Discover news ways to see God through story as John and Allen conclude this series.
  • God, Movies, & Your Story – Part 1
    In this two-part conversation, John and Allen discuss how the films and novels you love reveal essential aspects about your heart, your dreams, and your story with God.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight
    John and Stasi Eldredge have a conversation with Becky Allender (author of the new book Hidden in Plain Sight and wife of Dan Allender) about how we can know our story, put words to it, and share it w …
  • New Ways to Experience God – Part 2
    In the series conclusion, John, Stasi, Morgan, and Allen share some unique and unexpected ways to pursue God.
  • New Ways to Experience God – Part 1
    John, Stasi, Morgan, and Allen invite listeners to pursue God in new ways this year.
  • Give God Your Year
    John and Allen discuss how to consecrate 2018 and hear God's theme for your new year.
  • The Most Beautiful, Dangerous Story
    John and Stasi share the wild, mysterious, beautiful ways God orchestrated the first Christmas story…and how we are invited into that story today.
  • Your Heart and the Holidays
    Whether you're looking forward to Christmas or struggling to make it through this time of year, John and Stasi offer ways to care for your heart this season.
  • When Your Story Stalls – Part 2
    John, Allen, and Sam Ainslie conclude this series by sharing how not to lose heart when circumstances aren't changing and your dreams seem distant.


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