I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with the new NLT Waterproof Bible. This isn’t a Tyndale Bible, but of course we’re exicted whenever an NLT Bible comes out, and this one is particularly unique. (We have an exciting lineup of Tyndale NLTs releasing this fall–watch this space for information and announcements)
The Waterproof Bible was created by a few cool outdoors-loving people. They wanted to be able to read the Bible anywhere, so they created this Bible with waterproof cover and pages. The best way I can describe the feel of it is that it’s like Tyvek, but thinner and smoother. Amazingly, this doesn’t keep you from being able to write on it, as you can use a pen or dry highlighter on the pages.
It’s clear that this Bible will be very durable. You could actually drop this Bible in a lake and not only would it be unscathed, but it would float to the surface for you to collect. Other than boating, they suggest that these Bibles (available in two sizes and three designs) would be great for camping, hot tubbing, and coffee shop-reading. (This is a good point–how many of us haven’t spilled coffee on a Bible or other book while drinking coffee?)
I tested it out by “accidentally” spilling my morning cup of tea on this Bible. It performed admirably–it easily cleaned off and still looks like new.
As tea drinking, backpacking, and Bible reading are three of my favorite activities, I’m sure I will get a lot of use out of the NLT Waterproof Bible.
(Photos courtesty of the Bardin & Marsee website)