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The Good Samaritan

Regular Price: $3.99

Special Price $2.39

Format: Paperback

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview:

The Good Samaritan is a level 2 I Can Read! based on the NIV Adventure Bible. In this story, young readers learn about the meaning of being a good neighbor, and the importance of gentleness.

Ever wonder why he is called the “Good” Samaritan? When a Jewish man is robbed and left on the side of the road to die, who stops to help? Another Jewish man … or a Samaritan?

This is a Level Two I Can Read! book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. It aligns with guided reading level J and will be of interest to children Pre-K to 3rd grade.

Contributor(s) David Miles
About the Contributor(s) David Miles

Born and raised in Michigan, David spent his childhood sloshing through creek beds, climbing trees, and creating numerous baked goods.  That spirit of adventure and curiosity often finds its way into his illustrations through quirky characters and hidden surprises.  After spending a decade in Philadelphia and New York pursuing his artistic dreams, David has moved back to the familiar surroundings of Michigan.  Now, when he's not drawing and painting he still enjoys a good romp through the woods.


UPC 025986746629
ISBN-10 0310746620
ISBN-13 9780310746621
Release Date Sep 1, 2015
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 9.00
Width 6.00
Length 32
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $3.99
Series I Can Read! / Adventure Bible
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

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Overall Rating
There are several books in the I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series, and The Good Samaritan is one of the newest releases. Our family does not own the Adventure Bible, NIV or the Adventure Bible for Early Readers, so I cannot compare these books to those (to see if the content is duplicated). We do, however, own both the Adventure Bible for Toddlers and the Adventure Bible Storybook, and I can tell you that the wording and illustrations are not duplicated across these three editions. The books in the I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series are worded with simpler phrasing and shorter sentences than you will find in the Adventure Bible Storybook.

The Good Samaritan is a re-telling of the parable of the good Samaritan/neighbor which can be found in the Bible in Luke 10:25-37. I did find a couple inconsistencies/literary freedoms in this book, but overall I think it is well done and is easy to understand. The story is accompanied by big, colorful illustrations.

At the end of The Good Samaritan is a page containing "People in Bible Times" (which has an illustration and description of a Samaritan and quotes Luke 10:27) and "Words to Treasure" (Luke 10:36-37).

The I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series are categorized as reading level 2 ("Reading with Help") and the stories do not feel "choppy" like you might find in some learn-to-read books. With a retail price under $4 per book, I find these books to be a great value.

FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 11/12/2015)
Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
We all know the story of the Good Samaritan. History tells us that the people of Samaria were basically shunned as unclean people so no one wanted to associate with them. But when there was a Jewish man injured on the side of the road left to do, person after person walked by. But when a very kind Samaritan saw the man he cared for him and saw to it he survived. Even after all the hostility his people and many others showed his people, he still had grace.

That is what we are called to do even among many that don't believe as we do. We show grace. We attempt to give away the grace that was shown to us on the cross. An amazing story to teach children and it is written in easy reader format on level 2, reading with help. Zonderkidz is an amazing publishing company that is putting Bible stories into book form for our children to learn from. This book, in particular is geared towards ages 4-8.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review through the Z Blog Squad. (Posted on 10/20/2015)
Review by April
Overall Rating
This is a great level 2 "I Can Read" book that is only $2.79 on Zondervan! A level 2 "I Can Read' book means it is a "high interest story for developing readers" and "engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play for developing readers." A huge THANK YOU to Zondervan for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions are 100% mine.

The pictures are great in this easy to read story. I like this Biblical story because it can lead to many great discussions, from what is a Samaritan to deep level self analyze of how you would act in a similar situation.

I really enjoyed that story didn't just jump into the story of the Samaritan but rather had many great nuggets of truth in the beginning from Jesus. My favorite line to discuss before the actual Samaritan story is found on page 7, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul. Love him with all your strength and all your mind."

Overall I love these "I Can Read" stories and the price is perfect as we get geared up for Christmas shopping! (Posted on 10/5/2015)

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