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

  • Exposing Self-Hatred – Part 2
    Bart, Morgan, and Allen further unpack the category of self-hatred, revealing how shame and fear give the enemy a way to turn anger inward and cause self-harm to body, soul, and spirit.
  • Exposing Self-Hatred – Part 1
    Though often not on our radar, self-hatred affects us all. Bart, Morgan, and Allen explain what it looks like, the toxic impact it has on relationships, and the ways it distorts our true identity.
  • Walking with God – Part 4
    In the series conclusion, John Eldredge shares how to navigate unmet longings and new beginnings with God.
  • Walking With God-Part 3
    It's often hardest to hear from God during seasons of crisis and struggle. Discover ways to make room for God when everything seems to be going wrong.
  • Walking With God-Part 2
    What if we could hear from God…often? In this week's podcast, John offers the basics of learning to listen to the voice of God. 
  • Walking with God – Part 1
    John Eldredge begins this four-part series – based on his book Walking with God – by revealing God's incredible offer to speak to us and guide us daily.
  • Parenting Without Fear
    Relationships with our children flourish when we pursue their hearts over an outcome. In this 2015 podcast, Craig McConnell and Allen discuss the difference between love and fear-based parenting.
  • I Trust You
    Discover the power of trust to shape your true identity in this AndSons podcast conversation with Sam and Blaine Eldredge.
  • Finding God In Suffering-Part 2
    In the series conclusion, John, Bart, and Stacey Burton share the power a biblical perspective of suffering makes in the journey of healing.
  • Finding God In Suffering-Part 1
    Ongoing struggles can erode our hope. In the first half of this conversation, John, Bart, and Stacey Burton share the impact suffering has on the heart, life with God and relationships.
  • Rise AND Rest
    Stasi Eldredge, in this live Women at the Well teaching from the book of Esther, reveals how God invites all His daughters to both rise AND rest in Him.
  • A New Ransomed Heart Event
    John, Alex, and Allen invite you to be part of our first Homecoming event this November – where you can connect with like-hearted allies and learn how to care for your soul in a world gone mad.
  • The Serious Business Of Play
    What do you love doing purely for fun – and how often do you get to experience that joy? In this 2017 podcast, John, Sam, Blaine, and Allen discuss the importance of making time for play.
  • Spiritual Warfare – Questions & Answers
    In the conclusion to this 7-part series, John and Allen address some of the major questions about spiritual warfare.
  • Blessing And Cursing
    Scripture is filled with examples of people, places, and things being blessed…or cursed. Discover the reality and power of these pronouncements in this sixth Spiritual Warfare episode.


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