What can your Bible handle? Can it withstand the onslaught of a toddler’s peanut butter hands? What about youth group soda spills, mommy coffee accidents, mud, or rain?
I was very excited to receive a Waterproof Bible from Bardin & Marsee Publishing because I wanted to test out how it would work for a busy family.
Not only was this Bible going to get the water test that I had seen on YouTube and other blogs, it was going to go up against some common culprits of Bible damage that our family has dished out.
About the NIV Waterproof Bible
The Waterproof Bible is made of durable synthetic pages that are stain resistant and do not bleed through.
The dimensions of the Bible are 5 7/8″ by 8 3/4″ which is a little big for carrying in a purse but works perfect for a backpack.
The packaging on the Bible says it is 100% worry free – something that we wanted to put to the test.
Testing the Waterproof Bible’s Durability
At first, I was afraid to even get this Bible wet. My brain kept telling me “this is paper!” and “don’t mess up the Bible!” but I watched a few videos on YouTube of people completely submerging these Waterproof Bibles in swimming pools and decided that it was ok to get them wet.
Raven and I decided to test out the Bible for some of the most common stains in our house – peanut butter, soda (all liquids really but soda is sticky and hard to get off paper), water, and mud.
So how did the pages stand up to our abuse?
- No stickiness, soaking, or staining! The soda wiped right up and didn’t leave behind any sticky residue.
- Mud didn’t stand a chance against this Bible. We tried to rub it in dry and wet – it came right off with a damp rag.
- I thought that the fatty oils in peanut butter would smear and stain the pages, or leave an oily mark. The inside of the cover does say that petroleum based products can stain the ink. The peanut butter wiped right off – we were successful with both a wet paper towel and baby wipes.
- The real test came when we poured water onto the inside of the Bible and then let it dry. At first, the pages stuck together but as it dried they became crisp and completely usable once again.
Here is a video of us testing out the Bible:
You can officially call this Bible mommy tested, kid approved!
Who Could Use A Waterproof Bible?
One of the things I love about this Bible is how versatile it is. Raven has been taking it to youth group every week and I use it for my morning readings with coffee. I don’t have to worry about leaving it sitting out and the toddler getting his dingy fingers on it.
When I started reading the description on the back of the packaging, I immediately thought about how awesome this Bible would be for deployed and training soldiers. They could take a copy of God’s Word practically anywhere!
If you are thinking about Christmas gifts this year – you can use my code until December 31, 2012 and get free shipping on any order:
Want to read what other families thought about the Waterproof Bible? Check out Kris’ review over at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
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