The Bible is the Bible. The Words of God preserved for us through the ages to give us all things necessary for salvation and living a life of faith that is pleasing to God. How the Scripture is printed, bound, and presented to us, however, is a completely different story. There are Bibles that are economical, printed in such a way as to reduce cost and put God’s words into the hands of as many people as possible. Other Bibles are printed with high end bible paper, binding that is second to none, art gilding, ribbons, and more that make these heirlooms, designed to last a lifetime, being passed down from generation to generation. The Bible I want to share with you today, however, does not necessarily fit into either of those categories (although this will be a Bible to pass down to generations to come). The groups of people this Bible will appeal to include, missionaries, fishermen, hunters, campers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, people who go to festivals, people who go to carnivals, those who eat on their decks or patios, people who spend time outside, people who walk outside…ok, so basically, this Bible will appeal to everyone!
It’s the WaterProof Bible given to us by Bardin&Marsee Publishing. I love their tag line, “Be Inspired. Anywhere.” And they mean it. These water proof Bibles are the real deal. Printed on 100% waterproof YUPO Synthetic Paper , these pages can thoroughly withstand the elements. Yes, we are talking rain, sleet, snow, ice. Whatever you can throw at it, it can take it. Even a few drops of rain on my non-water proof Bible will cause the pages to wrinkle enough that I notice it every time. That just won’t happen with these water proof Bibles. But what if you drop it in the lake, the river, or the ocean? Here’s the good news you’ve been waiting for…it floats!
**Bonus** Do you drink coffee? Have you ever spilled your coffee on your Bible? With the water proof (coffee proof) Bible, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Just grab a towel, wipe it off, and your Bible is as good as new!
In all seriousness, this is a great product! I am thoroughly impressed with the readability of the text. I had my doubt before the sample arrived, wondering what a waterproof Bible would look and feel like, but now those doubts are gone. It is a joy to hold, read, and carry with me.
Along with the Bible, Bardin&Marsee also offer high-quality leather, water proof covers for the Bibles. These are handmade and of the utmost quality.
All in all, if you are looking for a Bible that can withstand the elements then this is the Bible for you. Also, this is the perfect gift for a missionary leaving for the field, or one that has been there for years. Next time you are considering a Bible, I encourage you to consider this one.