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

  • Unpacking the Daily Prayer
    John and Allen discuss the origin of the Daily Prayer – as well as the purpose of each paragraph within it.
  • 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.
  • The World – Part 6
    John, Morgan, and Sam conclude the series with tangible ways to keep our hearts alive in this world of convenience, distractions, and self-focus.
  • The World – Part 5
    As the series nears its conclusion, John, Morgan, and Sam offer solutions for how to overcome "The World" with heart and hope.
  • The World – Part 4
    The World lures us from the Real to the Artificial in our relationships, achievements, and even the environments in which we work and play. John, Morgan, and Blaine name the need to return to the Real …
  • The World – Part 3
    John Eldredge, Jon Dale, and Blaine Eldredge reveal how to be a person of substance in a world that constantly assaults our attention and distracts us from what matters most.
  • The World – Part 2
    John and Sam Eldredge look at the toxic effects when "self" becomes the epicenter of our existence and people demand greater freedom with less responsibility.
  • The World – Part 1
    This powerful new series reveals the subtle and blatant ways we try to create a world where (we think) we don't need God. In this first of six sessions, John, Morgan, and Allen discuss how a life …
  • Sorrow to Joy
    Stasi Eldredge reveals the key to unlocking joy in our lives, especially during seasons of loss and despair.
  • 5 Agreements That Are Killing Millennials – Part 2
    John, Sam, and Blaine identify three more false realities that millennials need to break free from in the second half of this series.
  • 5 Agreements That Are Killing Millennials – Part 1
    Discover five toxic social and personal agreements millennials make in the first of this two-part conversation with John, Sam, and Blaine.
  • The Emotional Life of Jesus
    As we enter Easter week, John shares thoughts on the playful, disruptive, extravagant personality of Jesus from Scripture and his book Beautiful Outlaw.
  • 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.


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