Review: Brinkman Adventures Season 3

brinkman logo small_zps9e4fmspfDid the whole world hear my family squeal at the top of their lungs with delight when we got news of one of our latest reviews?  That’s right our family was privileged and blessed to have our request to review The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3 from Brinkman Adventures.  If you haven’t heard of the Brinkman Adventures before then you’ll want to pay attention because these audio adventures could breath a lot of life into your family.  

The Brinkman Adventures are missionary audio dramas.  They combine the adventure of one oversized family with true stories of Christian Missionaries from around the world.  This series will encourage, excite, and challenge your family’s faith.  It will also inspire a new generation into the missionary field.

This time we were given Season 3 which includes episodes 25 to 36.  You may recall we were blessed to review Season 2 last year.  We have since become HUGE fans of Brinkman Adventures.  Season 3 came to us as an audio download in 24 mp3 files that I unzipped and then burned to my own CDs.  It require 5 CDs.  I had intended to put the files onto my phone for listening with that then I had some phone issues so this method ended working well for us.  You can of course purchase CDs already made for you and in that case you would receive 4 cds.  Either way it is a total of 5 hours of listening time.

We listened mostly in our van on our way to and from our usual activities.  I was not surprised to find ourselves sitting in the driveway after we arrived home as we just could not stop listening at times.  My boys were even hunting down excuses to go out just so we could listen some more!  These stories are just so captivating.

There are 12 stories in total and you can find even more background information about the stories if you go to the Stories Behind the Stories page on the Brinkman Adventures Website.

Cover Art_12-8 Front cover only_zps5oj49mzwEpisodes include…

  1. God’s Mule
  2. Mountain Mover
  3. The Silent Ambassador
  4. Translating Trouble
  5. Man-Up
  6. Acorns & Oaks
  7. A Saint’s Story, Pt. 1
  8. A Saint’s Story, Pt. 2
  9. Untouched Busy Bees and a Bullhorn
  10. Missionary Tourist, Pt. 1
  11. Missionary Tourist Pt. 2

I fail to find the words to adequately describe just what a treasure these stories are.  The voice acting (done by the family that creates these stories) is fantastic.  The music and sound effects are wonderful.  In fact, the bump music that leads into each new adventure has become something of a theme song for our family.  We quite literally bop along in our seats while cruising down the highway to our own adventures.  I know that perhaps in 10 years from now when I come across these stories and that music again I will be transported back in my mind to these days and this time with my family.  It may sound sappy but it is very meaningful to me.

The stories are faith challenging, moving and inspiring.  These stories will impact your entire family, yes even Mom and Dad.  Maybe especially Mom and Dad.  I was listening to the 9th story in this season called Untouched Busy Bees and a Bullhorn.  It is the story mostly of Mrs. Brinkman (the mother) and how she basically takes on way to many tasks and her life spins a bit out of control (literally, in a car).  As she sobbed on the phone to her mother I cried too.  I could just so relate.  I do think God had a message specifically for me in that story.

A Saints Story pt 1 and pt 2 was a huge deal for my children.  We have studied all of the missionaries who were killed serving the Auca Indians including Nate Saint, the pilot who landed at Palm Beach with the other missionary men.  These two episodes gave us a peek at what has happened to the tribe and the Saint family in the years since that fateful day in the jungle. It is such a powerful story of God’s grace and forgiveness.  My children were so excited to hear about the good things God continues to do in that area of Ecuador.

All of the stories give my family so many talking points about what God is doing in our world even today.  They give us hope and they inspire to get involved in His Kingdom.  If you’d like to listen to a sample story click here for The Provider.

I said it before and I’ll say it again.  Brinkman Adventures are a treasure.  You just will not be dissapointed.  All of the proceeds from your purchase go to support the recording of future adventures and to support missionaries throughout the world.

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