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 Victory of Jesus Christ
    In Part 2 of this series, discover a deeper understanding of spiritual warfare – and how breakthrough is possible.
  • Spiritual Warfare – A Biblical Foundation
    Spiritual warfare is a confusing, lightning rod topic for many Christians. In this new multi-part series, John and Morgan ground it in Scripture, dispel myths, and explain what it is – and isn't.
  • A Lost Treasure
    What does the thought of the return of Jesus provoke in you? John and Allen discuss this massive lost treasure of the gospels.
  • What Sets You Off?
    When something sets you off, do you shut down or blow up? Morgan and Allen share front-line stories that focus on our hearts when the heat is on.
  • Faulty Interpretation – Part 2
    Discover tangible ways to gain a truer interpretation of God, your life, and the people you love as Morgan and Allen conclude this series.
  • Faulty Interpretation – Part 1
    There's a high cost when we misinterpret the people and events of our lives. Morgan and Allen share examples of faulty interpretation and the hope for seeing our stories clearly.
  • A Busy, Unhurried Life – Part 2
    John and Allen offer practical ways to attain a less hurried way of being within the whirlwind of our busy lives.
  • A Busy, Unhurried Life – Part 1
    Our lives are busy – but they don't have to be hurried. John and Allen discuss how to eliminate hurry and create space for soul care.
  • Lessons From Last Year-Part 2
    John and Morgan conclude this series by sharing how to hang on to the words God has already given us as a way to navigate what's ahead of us.
  • Lessons From Last Year-Part 1
    Discover the power of staying present to what God's been teaching you these past twelve months rather than always moving to the next new thing.
  • Envy – Part 4
    In this final session, John and Blaine share ways to break agreements with offense and restore a culture of admiration.
  • Envy – Part 3
    The breeding ground for envy is "The Triumph of the Offended Self". John and Blaine Eldredge reveal the power of choosing love over the self-life.
  • Envy – Part 2
    Envy aimed at you and your family is a form of spiritual warfare – but rarely seen that way. Discover how God's love can overcome it.
  • Envy – Part 1
    John and Blaine Eldredge begin a four-part series on the toxic effects of Envy on our soul, joy, and gifting.
  • A Captivating Invitation
    Ransomed Heart has a special announcement regarding our April 2019 Captivating event that women and men will want to hear. Discover more in this conversation featuring Stasi Eldredge, Stacey Burton, a …


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