Children’s Corner: The Good Samaritan

7 Oct

UnknownEver wonder why they called him the “Good” Samaritan? Find out why in this level 2 I Can Read, written in the tradition of the popular Adventure Bible.

Jewish people and the Samaritans were enemies … they would never have considered helping one another. So what happens when a Jew is robbed, and left on the side of the road to die? Who stops to help? Read as Jesus tells a remarkable story about a man who serves his neighbor as God would want. Perfect for beginning readers ages 4-8, learning Bible stories on their own.


Born and raised in Michigan, David Miles 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.

My Impressions:

For early readers, the I Can Read! series is always a good choice. The latest in this series, The Good Samaritan, takes its story and illustrations from The Adventure Bible. Geared towards developing readers, this book combines challenging sentences and vocabulary and gets kids reading Bible stories for themselves. What a great accomplishment! I really like this series and wish it had been around when my kids were learning to read.


Audience: grades K-2.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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