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

  • Finding God In Suffering
    Ongoing struggles can erode our hope. In the first half of this conversation, John, Bart, and Stacey Burton share the impact suffering has on the heart, life with God and relationships.
  • Rise AND Rest
    Stasi Eldredge, in this live Women at the Well teaching from the book of Esther, reveals how God invites all His daughters to both rise AND rest in Him.
  • A New Ransomed Heart Event
    John, Alex, and Allen invite you to be part of our first Homecoming event this November – where you can connect with like-hearted allies and learn how to care for your soul in a world gone mad.
  • The Serious Business Of Play
    What do you love doing purely for fun – and how often do you get to experience that joy? In this 2017 podcast, John, Sam, Blaine, and Allen discuss the importance of making time for play.
  • Spiritual Warfare – Questions & Answers
    In the conclusion to this 7-part series, John and Allen address some of the major questions about spiritual warfare.
  • Blessing And Cursing
    Scripture is filled with examples of people, places, and things being blessed…or cursed. Discover the reality and power of these pronouncements in this sixth Spiritual Warfare episode.
  • Breaking Soul Ties
    This fifth episode of the Spiritual Warfare series features a 2015 conversation with John, Stasi, and Craig McConnell describing how to identity and break free from the unhealthy bonds of soul ties.
  • Spiritual Beings
    Most believers are confused by the range of spiritual beings who populate the cosmos. Jesus wasn't. Discover the biblical foundation for these unseen players in the battle between good and evil.
  • You Have An Enemy
    Part three of the Warfare series reveals how Satan, fallen angels and foul spirits wage war on God and his followers – and how to win those spiritual battles.
  • 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.


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