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

  • A Holy Defiance
    Joy is not happiness on steroids; it's the unyielding belief that sorrow and loss do not have the final say. In this second of four podcasts, Stasi Eldredge reads Chapter 1 from her new book, Def …
  • Let Hope Rise
    Stasi Eldredge is joined by Sheila Walsh in this first of four podcasts discussing the themes in Stasi's new book, Defiant Joy. Find out more at www.DefiantJoy.com  
  • Wild at Heart BASIC
    Morgan and Jon Dale discuss a new Ransomed Heart initiative that gives men the tools to facilitate Wild at Heart Boot Camps in their communities. Discover more at wildatheartBASIC.com.
  • Changing Seasons – Part 2
    One thing is certain…change is coming. In the series conclusion, discover how to better interpret the good and the challenging seasons of your life.
  • Changing Seasons – Part 1
    John, Morgan, and Alex talk about navigating life's transitions in this first of a two-part series.
  • Agreements – Part 2
    In the series conclusion, John and Allen reveal how to break current agreements and close the door on future agreements before they gain ground.
  • Agreements – Part 1
    The agreements we make affect how we see ourselves and God – but we're mostly unaware of them. In the first of this two-part series, John and Allen shed light on how agreements take hold and alte …
  • The Narrow Road of Sonship – Part 2
    In the series conclusion, Morgan Snyder invites listeners behind the scenes with this live teaching from last year's Become Good Soil Intensive. Through October 12, we are accepting applications …
  • The Narrow Road of Sonship – Part 1
    In this first of a two part series, John and Morgan discuss what it means to "Become Good Soil" through a compelling, vulnerable conversation with two graduates from The Intensive. To find o …
  • 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.


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