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 Visit to Normandy – Part 2
    In this second half of this series, John and Stasi discuss their transformative pilgrimage to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, France.
  • A Visit to Normandy – Part 1
    John and Stasi share the profound orienting that occurred during their recent pilgrimage to Normandy.  
  • Interpreting Your Life – Part 4
    John and Craig offer insights for rightly interpreting your story in this final session from their 2014 conversation.
  • Interpreting Your Life – Part 3
    How do you interpret your calling? In this 2014 conversation, John Eldredge and Craig McConnell share ways to contend for and consecrate your current circumstances – as well as your dreams for the fut …
  • Interpreting Your Life – Part 2
    As this series from 2014 continues, John  Eldredge and Craig McConnell discuss the high cost of misinterpretation.
  • Interpreting Your Life – Part 1
    We constantly interpret the events of our lives – but is it the right interpretation? Join John Eldredge and Craig McConnell in this transformative conversation from 2014.
  • Ready for Anything
    Morgan Snyder and Alex Burton discuss the process of initiation that God invites us and our children into.
  • The Female Body
    Women face unique struggles with their body image. In this message for women AND men, Stasi Eldredge and Stacey Burton reveal how to see ourselves as God does. 
  • Hope in the Desert
    Stasi Eldredge invites Stacey Burton to share her personal story of surviving cancer and embracing hope in this conversation of hard times and healing in the midst of the unknown.
  • Mid-Year Check In
    John, Sam, and Allen reflect on the advance words God gave them for 2017. As we start the second half of the year, discover how to hear and pursue God's unique words for you.
  • The Story of With – Part 2
    We get so busy doing things for God that we can miss life with God. In the second half of this series, John and Allen reveal how our creativity and dreams can lead to deeper intimacy with God.
  • The Story of With – Part 1
    When we approach our creativity and life with God, we experience deeper intimacy, identity, and imagination. John and Allen discuss how to pursue gifting from an awakened heart.
  • 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.  


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