I received a Waterproof Bible from Bardin&Marsee Publishing for review. I received a very pretty blue King James Version - New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs edition.
I liked the compact size and the feel of the pages on my fingers. I worry when I use my 'regular' Bible - the pages feel fragile and forget marking on it because it bleeds through.
Not with this Bible- you can write in pencil, dry highlighter or even some types of pens. It just feels sturdy and durable. I can think of a million and one places that I wind up traveling that would make this a great carry along. During the summer I spend a lot of time trailing around after Middle on golf courses. I can pack this in the cooler or in the golf bag and not worry about leaky drinks or sunscreen or anything ruining it. It just wipes off and it is once again like new. It's perfect for the beach or a baptism or a soak in the tub.
My boys have had a blast trying this out. They have sunk it in the bathtub, taken it out in the rain, gotten cheeto fingers on it, you name it. I even spilled coffee on it once.
I decided to send it out for the ultimate test - I sent it with our Youth Group on their beach retreat. They happily took it and read it in the showers and then took it to the beach, where it floated. (I will spare you their corny water jokes.)
And being kids they didn't take a. single. picture. :sigh:
So I had to take other pictures to demonstrate a few of the ways we tested it out.
Ran water on it:
These Bibles are available in five translations:
ESV - English Standard Version
KJV - King James Version
NKJV - New King James Version
NIV - New International Version
NLT - New Living Translation
You can choose between a full Bible at $44.95 - with a choice of colors - Blue, Camo or Pink, or a New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs for $24.95. For an extra fee imprinting/personalization is available.
I am seriously considering purchasing a full version for our family. Our Bible takes a lot of abuse - we use it constantly for school and take it with us any number of places. A durable Bible that could withstand three roughhousing boys and a forgetful clumsy Mom is a keeper.
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