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

  • New Ways to Experience God – Part 2
    In the series conclusion, John, Stasi, Morgan, and Allen share some unique and unexpected ways to pursue God.
  • New Ways to Experience God – Part 1
    John, Stasi, Morgan, and Allen invite listeners to pursue God in new ways this year.
  • Give God Your Year
    John and Allen discuss how to consecrate 2018 and hear God's theme for your new year.
  • The Most Beautiful, Dangerous Story
    John and Stasi share the wild, mysterious, beautiful ways God orchestrated the first Christmas story…and how we are invited into that story today.
  • Your Heart and the Holidays
    Whether you're looking forward to Christmas or struggling to make it through this time of year, John and Stasi offer ways to care for your heart this season.
  • When Your Story Stalls – Part 2
    John, Allen, and Sam Ainslie conclude this series by sharing how not to lose heart when circumstances aren't changing and your dreams seem distant.
  • When Your Story Stalls – Part 1
    In this first of a two-part conversation, John, Allen, and Sam Ainslie talk about how our stories can get stuck…and what God is up to in these chapters of our lives.
  • Give Hope
    Discover how you can join Ransomed Heart this Advent season in offering hope to those who need it most.
  • Gratitude
    As we near Thanksgiving, John and Allen discuss the astonishing power of being grateful.
  • Hard-Pressed on Every Side – Part 3
    As the series concludes, John, Stasi, and Morgan offer tangible ways to clear the fog and navigate life's storms with God.
  • Hard-Pressed on Every Side – Part 2
    As the world and personal circumstances heat up, John, Stasi and Morgan discuss how prayer serves as the rescue for your heart.
  • Hard-Pressed on Every Side – Part 1
    In this first of a three-part series, John, Stasi and Morgan reveal how not to burn out as things heat up in our culture and world.
  • If I Knew Then…
    How do you trust God in the middle of your situation before the outcome is known? John and Morgan share tangible ways to hold on to hope in the midst of uncertainty.
  • The Serious Business of Play
    What do you love doing purely for fun – and how often do you experience that joy? John, Sam, Blaine, and Allen discuss the importance of making time for play in our lives.
  • All Things New – Part 4
    In the series conclusion, John explores the breathtaking topic of what we will actually do on the New Earth.


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