By now you probably know that we love audio dramas in this household. Well, today I get to introduce you to another audio drama, Brinkman Adventures. I was lucky enough to receive Brinkman Adventures Season 4 for review and have been happily listening to the many, many episodes this season holds. Let me share with you what this season holds and how this audio drama can help your kids grow a missional heart.
As a Christian, finding ways to help touch your child’s heart with the gospel can be challenging. It is always a wonderful surprise when we find new ways to do so at home that do not include worksheets or family devotions. While these are very helpful finding ways that bring the gospel into our everyday life without having to add extra time to fit them in is hard. Brinkman Adventures is something that can be listened to in the van while running errands. How much easier could fitting in quality Christian content be?
So what is Brinkman Adventures all about?
This is not only an audio drama, but an audio drama series. Each season is broken up into about 30 minutes episodes. This season 4 set includes 12 episodes! Each episode adds on to the one before all about a missionary family and all the adventures they find themselves in.
What kind of adventures do the Brinkmans find themselves in?
- Dealing with other religions while trying to share the gospel
- Dealing with different languages and different countries and their cultures
- Persecution of their faith
- Chased by a wild hippo
- AND many more!
While you and your kids listen to all these adventures your kids (and you too) will learn many, many lessons that will help to grow your faith in God.
- What missionaries do
- Loving our enemies
- What the gospel message is
- How to share the gospel
- How the gospel changes people for the better
- Why we need to be conversation minded
- What a marriage blessing is and why parents should be involved in picking a spouse
- Why honesty is the best policy
- AND many more!
Through all these adventures with lessons the stories talk about…
- Being jailed for our faith
- Having a bad day
- Witch doctors
- Medical healings
- Celebrating when people decide to follow Jesus
- Slave trading
- Dealing with adversity
- Living on a houseboat
- Hearing Jesus’ voice
- AND much more!
As a parent if I heard some of these topics I would be a bit hesitant. Brinkman Adventures knew you might be thinking that and has given warnings before intense sections for kids under age 10 to make sure they are listening to those episodes with their parents. I really appreciate these warnings. Not only are they helpful for us parents but they also help our kids to hear that we as parents need to be involved in what they are listening to. With so much these days pointing kids to be independent it is nice to hear a company telling kids to turn to their parents for guidance.
So what did we all think about these episodes?
First I think it is important to share that we had not listened to any other season before this one. Most would think that would be a problem but honestly it wasn’t. While each episode builds upon the other you can also listen to them individually and feel like you just walked into a house of well-known friends. My kids LOVE these audio dramas. Not just my kids but me as well.
While the tone of the actors seems suited for talking to kids the adventures that this family takes on was large enough to hold my adult attention and captivate my kids. I found myself several times sitting in the living room while the kids were listening turning around to look at the TV because the scene drew me in. Only then would I realize it wasn’t a TV show they were listening to but an audio drama. With all the music, and sound effects it would be hard for anyone to believe that these were not TV shows if they just walked into a house with these playing in another room.
We definitely will be investing more in purchasing more Brinkman Adventures!
Interested in what other reviews think? Click the image below to be brought to more reviews.