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Brinkman Adventures Season 6 {Our Review}

We love adding Audio Dramas to our family’s library of resources, and so I was thrilled to receive the digital version of Season 6: Underground Rising from Brinkman Adventures for our listening pleasure.

We first discovered Brinkman adventures a few years ago, when reviewing one of their other productions, and you can check out that review by going here!

Brinkman Adventures is a wonderful audio drama series, with powerful stories from the lives of real missionaries brought to life by the Brinkman family. Through the eyes of this large fictional family the real life missionaries stories come to life and help us to really get to know the subjects of each story.

I was hooked immediately when I listened to the short trailer below, as I am fascinated with the time period involved in it.

I want to make sure my kids learn about World War 2, and I hope every child learns of this so that it never happens again! The trailer is from the two-part episode Dutch Underground, a story related by a woman who was there, to her grandchildren. I felt like I was there in the middle of it, and my children were riveted.

There are six episodes in season 6. They are:

  • Dutch Underground, Part 1 (Resisting Evil)
  • Dutch Underground, Part 2 (Helping When it’s Risky)
  • Twice Born Fly (Salvation)
  • I Wonder Why? (Trusting God’s Plan)
  • Free Burma Rangers, Part 1 (Can God Use a Warrior)
  • Free Burma Rangers, Part 2 (God Guides Even When He Feels Distant)

While we enjoyed every single episode, there were some that spoke to me personally. I wonder Why? is about trusting God’s plan, something I have been having a good deal of trouble with lately. I won’t go into detail as to what issue is troubling me, and I won’t lie and say that this episode made me completely able to let go and trust, but it has helped me to get closer to doing so.

Free Burma Rangers Part 2 (God Guides Even When He Feels Distant) is kind of hitting me in the same place. There are some things I don’t understand going on in my life, and I haven’t  felt God’s closeness. I HAVE felt that He is being distant, and I have been feeling as if He doesn’t care. So these two episodes are good for anyone feeling this way to listen to, in my opinion.

Brinkman Adventures has provided a page on their website to give you a lot of information about “The Real Stories” behind the adventures which are dramatized in their productions. Check that out here!

Brinkman Adventures is offering a special coupon code good for 10% off. It is live from October 10 through October 21 2018. Please feel free to check this out!

I’d love to have you go and read what my fellow Review Crew members think of Season 6: Underground Uprising! To see what they think, just click on the picture below.

Brinkman Adventures Season 6 Reviews 


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The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3: A T. O. S. Review

My boys and I have been listening to a wonderful set of real life dramas from the company Brinkman Adventures.

We have been enjoying The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3 so much!

Even my boys have been really interested, to the point of asking if we can please listen to another CD right now, instead of waiting until the next day! I especially have enjoyed listening to the stories about the Brinkmans. The production reminds me of listening to my dad tell us about listening to favorite stories on the radio, and then hearing him tell us how HIS mother used to listen to “her stories” on the radio as well. 🙂

We received the CD version of Season 3. Though we had never heard season one or season 2, that did not matter one bit. The episodes in season 3 stand alone, as I expect those in the other two seasons would, too.

Ian Brinkman was given the idea for this program by the Lord while sitting in a motel room in Wisconsin. He was reading Luke 8:16 – 18:

“No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.”

Mr. Brinkman believes he was absolutely called to do this, and that it is an act of obedience to the Lord. Making this program, he and his family play the main characters (although their names are changed), and they interact with many people in the missionary life. You can read more about how this came to be here.

Season 3 comes as a four disc set. Each CD has three episodes on it.

Disc One:

1. God’s Mule

2. Mountain Mover

3. The Silent Ambassador

Disc Two:

4. Translating Trouble

5. Man-Up

6. Acorns and Oaks

Disc Three:

7. A Saint’s Story, Pt. One

8. A Saint’s Story, Part Two

9. Untouched

Disc four:

10. Busy Bees And A Bullhorn

11. Missionary Tourist, Pt. One

12. Missionary Tourist, Pt. Two

The stories we have been listening to have ranged from adventurous, to funny, to downright dangerous. They are all true stories, with some details and/or names beeing changed. We really, really love them!

This large family of ten has put together what could basically be called reality programming for the radio, and this is the sort of reality program my husband and I have no problem with having in our home. The stories are just the type to cause us to think hard about what missionaries endure, and to remind us to ALWAYS be in prayer for them. Those of us who cannot go out to the foreign mission field, are still part of the mission work, whether through prayer, through giving, through producing programs such as The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3, and even by being among those who purchase these programs.

Without doubt, I encourage you to check out these wonderful programs! If you’d like to hear an episode for yourself, and download some printables to color, check them out here.

Through the month of November, The Brinkman Adventures is offering their quarterly newsletter, three free episodes, and a chance to win a full season of The Brinkman Adventures!

Brinkman Adventures Season 3 Review

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