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

  • 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 …
  • Restoration Year
    What do you want to be different this year? John and Allen share how to discover God's unique "theme" or advance words for you in 2019.
  • A Christmas Prayer
    It can feel impossible during Christmas week to maintain the rhythms that bring us life. To draw us back to God, John and Craig offer a powerful prayer of Christmas mercies and blessings.
  • Characters of the Christmas Story
    In Part 3 of this 2014 Advent series, John Eldredge and Craig McConnell reveal how the mostly ordinary people of the Christmas Story offer extraordinary glimpses into how God's Kingdom works.
  • God's Wild, Wonderful Ways
    In part two of this 2014 podcast series, John and Craig discuss how God's ways are not our ways – whether in the first Christmas story or the story we're living this Christmas.
  • The Disruptive Invitation
    As we revisit this Christmas series from 2014, John Eldredge and Craig McConnell invite us to see the "holidays" as holy days this Advent season.
  • Initiating Boys – Part 4
    In this final installment, John and Morgan respond to questions from listeners and provide practical ways for women and men to help boys on this journey of initiation.
  • Initiating Boys – Part 3
    John and Morgan share stories about the power of initiating boys in the everyday, informal, unscripted moments of life.
  • Initiating Boys – Part 2
    In this second podcast, John and Morgan offer tangible ways to help boys become young men.
  • Initiating Boys – Part 1
    In this foundational new series, John and Morgan discuss an intentional process for maturing boys at each age and stage of life.


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