There are several books in the I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series, and Ruth and Naomi and The Good Samaritan are two 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.
At the end of Ruth and Naomi is a page containing "People in Bible Times" (which has an illustration of Ruth and Naomi accompanied by short descriptions of each and quotes Ruth 2:12) and "Words to Treasure" (Ruth 1:16).
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.