Kids, especially boys, are messy. Kids don't always think before they act. Kids love water. For all these reasons, I always get a little nervous when I let my children look at one of our 'adult' Bibles. I hate the thought of ruining such a precious book because of one spilled glass of water or a page turned too forcefully. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard that there is a Bible that can take my worries away! Have you heard of the Waterproof Bible from Bardin Marsee Publishing? Their vision is for you to "take God's word into all of His creation, regardless of the weather or circumstances." Now granted, this Bible was created with the adventurer in mind, but I think that 4 year old boys are adventures in and of themselves, coming with their own self-made weather and circumstances, so I was excited to try this out!
I wanted to see if this waterproof Bible could stand up to a day in the life of a 4 year old boy. What do you think? Spoiler Alert: it does! But continue reading to see everything that this Bible made it through in 24 hours and enter to win one of your own!
A Day in the Life of a Four Year Old Boy
First up, breakfast. Sounds safe enough, but with juicy watermelon and sticky syrup, I wouldn't have let a regular Bible anywhere near him! No fear here, though. Since the Waterproof Bible's pages are made out of synthetic materials, any liquid (even sticky syrup!) wipes right off. Looks like it passed the breakfast test...check!
Next on the schedule, play time. Of course the easily distracted 4-year-old boy would take the Bible to play with him by the hose...and leave it there for his 2-year-old sister to have her way with. Is it going to stand up to a 2-year-old with a hose?
I guess she wanted to perform a test for some real scientific comparison. Results? The coloring book paper was useless after being sprayed with water (obviously), but the Bible was as good as new! It passed the playtime test too...check!
The day is almost done, but there's still time for one final, ultimate test...some underwater Bible reading! I mean, if the Waterproof Bible can withstand this, it can withstand anything! My son thought this was a hoot! Check out the video below to see how the Bible fared after it's bath.
My only slight critique is that when the Bible was submerged in water for a few minutes, it took a little while for it to completely dry off. The pages didn't turn as cleanly until it was fully dried, but once it was dry it was back to normal!
About the Bible
Some extra info about the Waterproof Bible:
- 100% waterproof inside and out
- Made from synthetic materials
- The pages do not rip (believe me, my son tried!)
- The writing is super clear and you cannot see through the pages
- Dirt wipes right off
- You can throw it in a diaper bag or backpack with a bottle or sippy cup and have no worries
- It is available in many different versions (NIV, NKJV, KJV, ESV, NLT, and NASB) and colors/designs
- You can write and highlight on the pages
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Try One For Free!
I think this Bible is fantastic for any parent, child, or adventurer to have in their home! If you would like to have one (and I think you should =) you can enter to win one for free right here! Also, if you would like to purchase one, you can use the code freeship3 for free shipping (code good until Dec. 31, 2012). I noticed that there are even some of these Bibles on clearance for about 50% off right now, so hurry and check them out!
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Rules: The winner must contact me within 72 hours of being notified that they won. Open to United States and military addresses only. Must be 18 years of older to enter.
To see what some other great ladies thought of their Waterproof Bible and to enter their giveaways, check out the following blogs:
Disclaimer: I received this Waterproof Bible for free and was compensated for the time I invested to thoroughly test and review it. All my opinions are honest and I was not required to post a positive review.