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

  • The Serious Business of Play
    What do you love doing purely for fun – and how often do you experience that joy? John, Sam, Blaine, and Allen discuss the importance of making time for play in our lives.
  • All Things New – Part 4
    In the series conclusion, John explores the breathtaking topic of what we will actually do on the New Earth.
  • All Things New – Part 3
    What will our restoration look like when God makes everything new? In this podcast, John reads Chapter 5 from his new book All Things New.
  • All Things New – Part 2
    To celebrate the September 26th book launch of All Things New, John shares about The New Earth and how all of God's creation will be restored.
  • All Things New – Part 1
    John Eldredge discusses his new book on heaven, earth, and the restoration of everything you love. In this first of four podcasts, he reveals the only hope brilliant enough to overcome the heartache o …
  • Back to School – Part 2
    In the second half of the series, John Eldredge and three moms from the Ransomed Heart team share how they navigate expectations, overcome fears, and pursue the hearts of their children as a new schoo …
  • Back to School – Part 1
    With the change in seasons comes the start of school. In this first of two podcast, John Eldredge discusses the hopes and challenges of a new school year with three moms from the Ransomed Heart team.
  • Understanding The Larger Story
    In this live session from our recent Boot Camp, John Eldredge shares an orienting message about the larger story we find ourselves in.
  • A Visit to Normandy – Part 2
    In this second half of this series, John and Stasi discuss their transformative pilgrimage to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, France.
  • A Visit to Normandy – Part 1
    John and Stasi share the profound orienting that occurred during their recent pilgrimage to Normandy.  
  • Interpreting Your Life – Part 4
    John and Craig offer insights for rightly interpreting your story in this final session from their 2014 conversation.
  • Interpreting Your Life – Part 3
    How do you interpret your calling? In this 2014 conversation, John Eldredge and Craig McConnell share ways to contend for and consecrate your current circumstances – as well as your dreams for the fut …
  • Interpreting Your Life – Part 2
    As this series from 2014 continues, John  Eldredge and Craig McConnell discuss the high cost of misinterpretation.
  • Interpreting Your Life – Part 1
    We constantly interpret the events of our lives – but is it the right interpretation? Join John Eldredge and Craig McConnell in this transformative conversation from 2014.
  • Ready for Anything
    Morgan Snyder and Alex Burton discuss the process of initiation that God invites us and our children into.


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