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

  • Love & War – Part 6
    In the series conclusion, John and Stasi discuss the importance of learning to love.
  • Love & War – Part 5
    John and Stasi discuss the reasons for rough waters in marriage…and what to do when storms descend.
  • Love & War – Part 4
    Making decisions is a huge source of stress in most marriages – but it doesn't have to be. Discover how to hear the voice of God, together.  
  • Love & War – Part 3
    The enemy wants us to make toxic agreements about our marriages. John and Stasi show how we can overcome this deception by fighting for each other.
  • Love & War – Part 2
    Opposites really do attract. In this session, John and Stasi share how marriage is a perfect storm…and a perfect opportunity for your transformation.
  • Love & War – Part 1
    In this first of of a six-part series, John and Stasi reveal why marriage is opposed and how to fight for each other rather than against each other.
  • What's Going On? – Part 2
    In this series conclusion, John, Morgan, and Allen discuss how and why God is accelerating the maturation process in the lives of his sons and daughters.
  • What's Going On? – Part 1
    In hard seasons, it can feel like either we're blowing it or God is holding out on us. We long for relief but what we most need is God's interpretation of our situation.
  • 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.


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