We have been listening to Audio Missionary Drama selections from Season 6: Underground Rising by Brinkman Adventures. We were provided with downloaded audio files for review purposes as part of the Homeschool Review Crew. All opinions are our own.
Over the years, the boys and I have enjoyed reviewing different volumes from Brinkman Adventures. It really is true that real-life stories can be amazing. While a great author can use their imagination to create fantastical stories, there are plenty of times when life is more interesting than art.
About Audio Missionary Drama from Brinkman Adventures
This new season brings you 6 more episodes from the Brinkman family.
This is a fictional family that serves as a cornerstone for the twenty-six-minute episodes. Each of the episodes is written to be a compelling drama that imparts a lesson centered around a Biblical theme.
Season 6: Underground Rising Episode List:
Dutch Underground Part 1
Dutch Underground Part 2
Twice Born Fly
I Wonder Why?
Free Burma Rangers Part 1
Free Burma Rangers Part 2
Like previous episodes, the current travels of the Brinkman family intersect with someone who provides a tale from days gone by. The season starts off with them learning of missionaries in Holland during Nazi rule. This story comes from their great-grandparents who had to choose whether to do what was right or do what they needed to do to stay off the radar.
It ends with the story of the Free Burma Rangers who attempt to save a Burmese village from destruction.
Two shorter stories are found between those 2 part tales. One features the Brinkman family in Wisconsin while the other showcases a missionary family in India.
You can learn more about the real stories featured in Season 6 on the Brinkman Adventures website.
Our Thoughts on Audio Missionary Drama from Brinkman Adventures
As always, we have truly enjoyed listening to these stories. My boys never cease to be amazed by the lengths some missionaries will go to fulfill God’s call to spread the Gospel. Each time we listen to an episode, I plan for questions and discussion about the challenges faced by the featured missionary. This always includes how they would be scared to do the same thing.
The audios are well done. I was surprised at how good the accents were for the Dutch Underground episodes. However, I saw that for this set they found people in the Netherlands to do the voices. Coupled with the typical background noises and transitions between scenes, and it makes for an entertaining and enlightening listen.
Picking a favorite episode is a challenge. World War II is a fascinating topic in our house with the whole family reading books and watching documentaries about that dark time in our world’s history. Like other tales of those who hid Jews, these episodes include how the Germans used ration cards in an effort to control the population. Without them, you could not obtain food. It was one way to make hiding Jews more difficult (as you would not have enough food for your family if you gave it away.)
Near misses of being caught are shared in the story including one of the brothers speeding through a German checkpoint to avoid capture. How terrifying it must have been to see bullets whizzing past your vehicle, yet not one hitting you.
The episode Twice Born Fly did have a particular appeal for me as we have spent over 8 years in Alaska. While it has been a while, Homer is a location we’ve visited in the past. The dramatized dream is based on a dream of sending crabs from Kachemak Bay, with the crabs changed to license plates.
I Wonder Why? is an episode that caused us to talk about possessions and how much of what we have is not truly needed to live. Rather they are wants. However, I don’t see my boys wanting to give up their video game systems anytime soon to travel to a distant land as a missionary like Sam does in this story.
Finally, Free Burma Rangers appeals to my boys as they have sometimes talked of being in the military and fighting the bad guys. Hearing about someone who trained as an Army Ranger, yet now works to rescue those persecuted in Burma was an interesting mix for them.
Is there someone in your house that would enjoy listening to Audio Missionary Drama selections from Brinkman Adventures?
Have you ever explored this family’s offerings?
Don’t just take my word for how we found this to be. Visit the Brinkman Adventures post on the Homeschool Review Crew website to see what other homeschooling parents thought about this resource.