The Brinkman Family Audio Adventures: Stories With a Focus on Faith (A Schoolhouse Crew Review)

I love to read aloud to the kids at lunch time. It’s a part of our regular routine. At times, we’ve substituted an audiobook or audio drama, and last year we had the opportunity to review one season of  Brinkman Adventures, an audio drama featuring a real life family who shares stories of faith, courage, and the gospel. We loved these adventures, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to review again- this time The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3. (You can see our review of the Season 2 episodes here.)

Review of Brinkman Adventures, a family audio drama with stories of missionaries and faith

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What did we receive?

We received Season 3 of The Brinkman Adventures. This is episodes 25-36. There is a physical version of the episodes that comes in a four CD set. We received the digital version which comes as an MP3 album containing the twelve episodes. I downloaded the files onto my computer, and we just listened to them from there. You can download the digital files onto a portable device for listening on the go. Each episode is about twenty-six minutes long.

Who are the Brinkmans?

The Brinkman family is based on a real family- with different names. The children in the family play themselves in the radio drama. The stories tell about missionaries and other stories of faith and courage. These stories are based on real-life events. One of my favorite parts of The Brinkman Adventures website is the area where you can find the real stories behind the stories. I love to go here after we’ve listened to an adventure and read the real story to the kids.

What kind of stories are there?

The Brinkman Adventures feature stories of missionaries and others who served the Lord with faith and courage. The dramatized stories are exciting and interesting and some have suspenseful moments. Always faith in God is emphasized, as is God’s faithfulness and provision for his people.

I have to admit that I may love the adventures even more than the kids. This time I many favorites in the episodes, but one we all really enjoyed was the story of a shy little girl who, with God’s help, took the initiative to begin a shoebox club and pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. This is a ministry that takes shoeboxes full of gifts to needy children all over the world. Children receive the boxes and hear the gospel message. Many children and families are impacted. The little girl in the story stepped out of her comfort zone to begin here club and soon had many, many members who were packing hundreds of shoeboxes. Her efforts were noticed by the organization that leads Operation Christmas Child, and this little girl had the opportunity to travel all over the country with the 100 millionth shoebox as it was symbolically filled. Then she was able to travel to the Dominican Republic to deliver the box. The story showed that, while she was very shy and afraid to speak in front of people, God used her willingness to bless others, and in the process she was blessed and grew personally.

The stories in the Brinkman Adventures are inspiring. They encourage the listener because as you listen, you are impressed by the faith and courage that real people show in adversity, and you are encouraged that you can do the same.

How did we listen and what did we think about The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3?

I love these episodes as much as I loved the previous season. In fact, I think that the Operation Christmas Child story might be my favorite from both seasons so far. Once again, I was very impressed by the Brinkman Adventures.

The stories were a great fit for our lunchtime listening. Because they are all about twenty-six minutes long, they were a good length for having a lunch break. Most of the time we listened to a whole episode each lunch period. Occasionally we broke up an episode if we had an afternoon activity to get to.

The kids enjoyed the stories this time around as well. We all enjoy hearing the real life kids in the family read out the drama. We especially enjoy hearing the youngest “Brinkman” child who has that sweet voice of a little one.

I can definitely recommend The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3. The stories are great for whole family listening and will inspire and encourage you. I look forward to more episodes, and I’d like to go back and hear Season 1.

The Facts:

Company- Brinkman Adventures
ProductThe Brinkman Adventures: Season 3 (We received digital downloads.)
Connect with The Brinkman Adventures

Crew Disclaimer

Other Schoolhouse Review Crew members had the opportunity to listen to The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3. You can see what they thought by clicking below.

Brinkman Adventures Season 3 Review

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