My family was first introduced to Brinkman Adventures a little more than a year ago when I had the opportunity to review Season 2 of their audio adventures. (You can read that review here.) It was so enjoyable and my youngest was thrilled when we saw their booth at the homeschool conference a few months after that. I’m happy to report that they are still having awesome adventures while sharing the Gospel and they are still sharing those exciting stories with us. We recently received Brinkman Adventures: Season 3 and enjoyed it just as much as the previous season!!
Join the Brinkman family, complete with nine kids, on their exciting adventures. The stories that are told are based on real events. Sometimes only portions of the story are real events and the rest is dramatized but could have happened. You can access the real story behind each of the episodes on their website. You can read the stories for the third season here. There’s even a guest appearance from a man that is featured in one of the episodes, Mincaye. Here’s a little overview of Season 3:
- God’s Mule
- Mountain Mover
- The Silent Ambassador
- Translating Trouble
- Acorns & Oaks
- A Saint’s Story, Part 1
- A Saint’s Story, Part 2
- Busy Bees and a Bullhorn
- Missionary Tourist, Part 1
- Missionary Tourist, Part 2
I don’t want to contain any spoilers and go into detail of every episode but I will share some of our favorite ones with you!
My older son likes to watch extreme sports and loves the snow and ice. Of course, his favorite would be Man-Up. It tells of the story of crossing a glacier, the small group having to be separated and some scary situations that arise on the quest to get help and return home. I will say that the most amazing part of this story actually did happen. God used a dream to wake up the young man so that he would not freeze to death. The Coast Guard steps into rescue them and even the way that came about is pretty miraculous.
My youngest son couldn’t pick out only one favorite. He loved the story of carrying Bibles into “Bishmar”. (A country name was made up to protect those involved.) We have family that serve in the mission fields and my oldest daughter has gone on a few mission trips (another coming up next year!). Hearing how God opened doors that should have been sealed tightly shut and allowed heads to be turned so that the Word could go into a country where there were few Christian and a shortage of Bibles was so amazing to hear.
My personal favorite was Busy Bees and a Bullhorn. For the most part, this episode is mostly fictional. But it highlights the mother and she is having an extremely stressful time. Everything goes wrong as she is trying to do so much for others. I could really relate to her and as moms, don’t we all have days like that?
We are all hoping that the Brinkman Adventures continue with another season!! Brinkman Adventures operate on a donation basis. Suggested donation for the MP3 download is $17.99 and for the set of physical CDs is $27.99. The set comes with 4 CD which contains more than five listening hours.