Thursday, May 16, 2013

Waterproof Bible {Review}

 

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When I was offered the opportunity to review The Waterproof Bible I knew this was going to be a fun review! Throwing a book, the Bible no less into the water is something I have never done!

I had actually never heard of these Bibles until recently and the thought of getting it wet left me….well….a bit apprehensive! I have some pretty strict rules when it comes to books in our home and thankfully my boys take care of our own books as well as the books we borrow from our library. Being able to actually be a bit destructive towards a book is not something we do here!

Let me start off by telling you a bit about these Bibles. They are published by Bardin & Marsee Publishing. The idea for these Bibles came from Bobby and Anna. They wanted a way to be able to take their Bibles with them where ever they went: Camping, backpacking and just being in the out-of-doors. Thus the Waterproof Bible was created.   The Bibles are made of 100% synthetic tree-free materials. They truly are waterproof, inside and out! They come in several translations:

  • ESV
  • KJV
  • NIV
  • NKJV
  • NLT

The Bibles also come in a variety of colors including blue, pink and camouflage.  They are available in two versions a full Bible with Old and New Testaments or New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs. You can find more information about size, color and translation on the shop page.

You can write in these Bibles using a ball point pen (sharpie markers and gel pens are not recommended) You are also able to highlight with a dry highlighter. Regular highlighters will wipe off.  Dry Highlighters are available on their accessories page along with some other items you might be interested in.

The Waterproof Bible is also stain resistant and has ultra clear text. The pages of this book are very white and the type very crisp and clean.

For this review I received the ESV New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs which currently retails for $24.95 is 356 pages, 4 1/4" x 7", 7 pt. font.

I was happy to receive the ESV which is a translation of the Bible that I do not own!

I think my husband Larry was more shocked than the kids when I announced one day that we were heading outside to test this Bible. In water and mud.  He could not believe that I was really going to let the kids get  it wet. He was very concerned when he saw me headed for the large mud puddle that is always in the field next to our home after a good rain storm. 

He actually said to me: You are not going to really throw that in the water are you? I assured him I was.

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I handed the Bible to Justin and told him to throw it in! He did! Very happily I might add, with Kaden assisting!

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We made sure to get it good and wet. Kaden even took a stick and pushed it down in the water and mud just to make sure it was thoroughly wet and dirty! When he let go it popped back up and just floated in the water!

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We decided that we should clean it off. Justin thought the hose would be a fun way to clean it. I will be honest, we had a difficult time keeping the mud actually on the book. It just slid right off before we had much of a chance to rinse it. Once these Bibles get wet the water just beads up on them!

Again Justin soaked it for quite some time! He made sure to rinse the inside and outside and gave it a through washing! You can see in the bottom photo on the right I am squeezing the water out!

No stains, no dirt, no damage! Amazing!

Good as new!

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What do we think about this Bible? We LOVE it! Justin would love one of his own. His birthday is coming in July so maybe we will surprise him with one!

I did have one question. The font is only 7 pt.(type size of the words)  Pretty small for these 50 year old eyes. We had the opportunity to have a conference call with Bobby and I asked about a larger larger print version. He explained that larger fonts require more paper which would make these books much heavier. Because the pages are a little thicker then regular paper the books are heavier. The Bible I have weighs about 12 ounces.  I certainly would not want to carry around a Bible that is too heavy and cumbersome. The solution to this dilemma is a magnifier book mark that is available on their site for $2.50!

Just think of the possibilities for this Bible. You can take it camping, to the beach, read it in the bathtub, canoeing, boating, skiing. So many places you could take these Bibles and never have to worry about it getting wet or ruined. You could leave it outside all summer by your favorite chair and not have to worry about damage. The places the Waterproof Bible can be used are endless.

The Waterproof Bible would also be wonderful for missionaries and folks in the military.

If you are looking for a truly wonderful Bible this one is one that might work for you!

Visit the Mosaic Reviews website to read more great reviews of the Waterproof Bible!

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note: in some of my pictures the Bible appears to be purple. It is not, it is definitely pink. The lighting outdoors made it appear more purple!

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