Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Waterproof Bible-the Bible you just have to have-Review
We have all been in this situation: We are going somewhere and we really want to take our Bible but there is a chance it will get wet so we leave it at home. Or we are sitting doing our Bible Study or devotions and our little ones come in fast for a hug causing us to spill our beloved coffee all over our precious Word. Then there are the children that leave their Bibles on the kitchen counters or dining room tables with cups full of liquid tipping precariously toward their Bibles. One bump and the cups pour out all over the Bibles.
Each one of those times the Bibles get wet and are quite possibly ruined. If they aren't ruined then the pages will never be the same. They are crinkled and brittle causing you to have to be even more careful when you turn the pages. It's just not a great place to be. The material they use to make the pages in our Bibles is very fragile. While that may not be a problem for some, for this mom of 5, it is. Our 8yo isn't as careful as she should be with her Bible and the 11 yo puts hers down in wet spots all the time! The 13 and 15 yos leave theirs in bags to get mushed and beat up.
It's a problem people!
But fear not! Mosaic Reviews was fortunate to review The Waterproof Bible and let me tell you, we loved it! This Bible really is waterproof! And coffee proof and the list goes on.
The Waterproof Bible from Bardin&Marsee is a fantastic addition to your Bible shelf. It comes in KJV, NKJV, NSV, NLT, AND NIV (2011 edition). There is a complete Bible as well as just a New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs. There are multiple covers to choose from and you can even personalize them! They have covers, pens, highlighters, and more on their website.
The Waterproof Bible uses a different kind of material for their pages, binding, and cover. The pages are thicker than a regular Bible and don't feel as flimsy. They are durable. They really are. I used to work in a Christian book store selling Bibles and I love the feeling of a brand new straight out of the box Bible when the pages are crisp and the edges stick together slightly. We would open them up, placing them on the counter, and gently pull the pages apart. If you weren't careful enough the pages would rip before anyone was able to use them. The pages were oh so fragile and sometimes even the oils from our fingers would mark the pages. There were some of the more expensive Bibles I wouldn't even touch for fear of ripping the pages!
I have to honestly say that I didn't believe it when this Bible claimed to be waterproof. I really didn't. I mean, how could it be? And even if it was a little water resistant it wouldn't stand up to being dropped in a puddle of water or having coffee spilled on it. That just wasn't possible. Was it?
Yes, it is! The Waterproof Bible is really waterproof! I know I've already said that but I just can't help it. I am astounded that it didn't get ruined with the tests we put it through. The first being the scenario with the coffee I mentioned above. My 3yo decided to love on me while I had my coffee cup sitting on the coffee table right next to my Waterproof Bible when she bumped me, the table, and the coffee cup, spilling it all over the Bible. I have to admit that I wasn't the happiest momma at that moment because I didn't really believe the Bible would hold up to the coffee.
But, it did. The coffee was all over the pages and I was able to just wipe it off without any stains or the pages bubbling or rippling. There was no evidence of any liquid having been spilled at all. It was epic! Life changing even. If I didn't have to worry about spilling anything on the Bible then I could take it anywhere!
ANYWHERE People! The swimming pool, backpacking (not that I do that but I could now if I wanted to), on the lake, the coffee shop, soccer games, and the list just goes on and on. There is no end to the places you can take this Bible. It will go ANYWHERE. Did I already say that?
Watch these two videos we made. Have a little grace on us-they aren't very good but the kids had fun demonstrating the Waterproof Bible!
The Waterproof Bible from Bardin&Marsee is available on their website where you can see the options they offer and the extras they have as well. You can use dry highlighters with this Bible and there will be NO bleed through. Let me say that again. There will be NO BLEED THROUGH on the pages if you use the dry highlighters. That is big, people. You can also use ball point pens and pencils without bleed through or smearing. If you're like me then you take notes and underline in your Bible all over the place. Bleed through can be a real problem with regular Bibles. ( don't use roller ball, gel pens, or Sharpies because the are liquid and won't absorb onto the Waterproof Bible's material.)
I really encourage you to head over to their Our Story page and find out more about Bobby and Anna and the Bardin&Marsee company. While you are there check out their Community page and the Customize page to find out how many different options there are for your Waterproof Bible.
If you want to purchase your own Bible they range in price from $24.95 for the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs to $44.95 for the whole Bible. You can also purchase pens, highlighters, covers, journals, and more on This page.