Thursday, April 30, 2009

100% Waterproof New Testament! The Outdoor Bible - Sportsman's Edition: Published by Bardin & Marsee Publishing

At first glance this New Testament looks like an ordinary Sportsman's Edition, but in reality it's any thing but ordinary. THE OUTDOOR BIBLE® Sportsman's Edition is 100% waterproof, and weatherproof inside & out. It can be rained on, snowed on or dropped in a lake without being damaged. When I first read this on the publisher's website I was more then a little sceptically. I have tested this New Testament for myself, and have found that this it is not only 100% waterproof but also the most durable Bible I have ever seen.

About the binding & cover
The cover of THE OUTDOOR BIBLE® is made from 100% plastic material. The spine is very sturdy, durable, and well glued. This New Testament will maintain its form during everyday use and is resistant to normal outdoor wear and tear. Size - 4.25” x 7” Weight - 14.4 oz.

Whats in side?
THE OUTDOOR BIBLE® Sportsman's Edition has lots of features designed especially for Sportsmen. The text size is 7 point type, black letter edition. This edition does not include subject headings. THE OUTDOOR BIBLE® is printed on 100% plastic material, which makes the pages 100% waterproof. The ink is 100% waterproof as well.

In the Front
  1. Presentation page
  2. Let Your Adventure Begin
  3. Editor’s Biographical Information
  4. Devotional Stories
  5. • Absolutely the Best Ever
  6. • Making a Move
  7. • More Than You are Looking For
  8. • Too Camouflaged
  9. Witnessing Prompts
  10. • Hunting for Answers
  11. • Fishing Tips
  12. Hymns
  13. • It Is Well With My Soul
  14. • Come Thou Fount
  15. • Amazing Grace
  16. • All Things Bright and Beautiful
  17. Picture Page
  18. Sportsman’s Prayer
  19. Table of Contents
In the Back
  1. Pages for Notes
How to care for your OUTDOOR BIBLE®
THE OUTDOOR BIBLE is adversely affected by temperatures above 150* F. If you live in a hot climate do NOT leave this Bible in the car. (remember what happens when you leave a VHS tape in the car.) If the THE OUTDOOR BIBLE® freezes while wet thaw before opening. Water will cause the pages to stick to one another, but once dry they will return to their original condition. The DuraBook format can be dried with a towel or by standing on the spine with the pages up. Petroleum product can cause the ink to smear so keep it way from all such products. The ink is 100% waterproof, but some of the ink did smear when I touched it after using hand lotion. Waterproof not lotionproof. Personally I don't see this as a problem, but I thought it would be a good idea to point this out that way people would know to wash their hands before touching the ink. Though I can't see sportsmen using hand lotion, but you never know maybe their wives or girl friends do. I would like to note that the text is still very readable.

About this Translation
The King James Version (also known as the Authorized Version) is viewed by many as the most beautiful & purist translation of the Holy Bible. The King James Version is also very poetic, especially the psalms. 2011 will mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version, which was published in 1611. There is certainly a lot of history behind this translation, the history alone would require several posts. To find out more about about the history of the King James Version please go to

My Personal Opinion
I've always said that someone should publish a waterproof Bible. I'm glad that Bardin & Marsee Publishing has finally made this a reality. A waterproof Bible is not only a good idea for outdoor use, but is perfect for someone with severe allergies. If you have sever allergies, and asthma you know that just a small amount of allergens can cause an asthma attack. (which isn't fun) I've had many books that I wish I could rinse off. Especially my old Bibles, which I cant use any more because of allergens. I love that if this Bible gets allergens on it, I can just rinse them off. I absolutely love the God's Country® Late Season cover, which matches very well with my woodland camouflage purse too cute. The size & weight of this Bible makes it easy to travel with. Even though I'm not a Sportsmen, I have really enjoyed the features of this Sportsman's edition. (especially the hymns) One day I would like to see the Revised Standard Version- Catholic edition or the New King James Verison in this type of format.

This New Testament can be found at the links below.


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