As part of The Old Schoolhouse review crew I get to review a large variety of homeschool and family items. I was invited through the crew to review The Brinkman Adventures. I wasn’t sure what to expect. We love some of the other Christian audio series we have listened to in the car so I decided to give it a try.
What did I receive?
I received the Brinkman Adventures season 3 CD set.
How was the Brinkman Adventures?
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I received The Brinkman Adventures. When listening to an audio production things can be of incredible quality or lesser quality. However, the series looked interesting and full of fun so we dove in ready to enjoy it.
We had to make a trip to Miami to visit family which is a four hour drive for us. This gave us ample time to try out the series. Episode one captured my attention and the series kept my attention as well as the attention of my family for the entire car ride.
The production quality on the series is incredible. Not only do they take the time to get actual sounds from the countries they speak about, they have missionaries and people from the different areas make cameos on the series. Most of the episodes are very easy to follow. I can only think of two times when my son had to ask what was happening. Both of those times involved moments of extreme action where the story line was moving very quickly.
The truths of the faith are beautifully communicated as well. Not only did I find myself anxious to hear the next part of the story, I found myself evaluating my walk with God. The series uses a combination of stories here in the states and all over the word to teach children about missionaries and about the truth of the Gospel. I found myself crying more than once as I listened to stories based on truth that celebrated missionary victories.
The series also opened up a lot of discussion for our family. We talked about what people in other parts of the world believe. We were able to discuss martyrs, oppressive governments, and the value small actions can have. I really enjoyed listening to my children try to understand these big truths in ways that they could process.
I highly recommend this series to any family. Whether you play it in the car, the house, or wherever else you have a cd player, you won’t be disappointed. I know we weren’t. In fact, the other two seasons are on our Christmas list now.
Where can I buy the Brinkman Adventures?
You can buy the series on their website as well as many other stores.