Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Waterproof Bible

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Waterproof Bible

Bardin & Marsee Publishing

One July day I received a message from an online Christian store about Bibles.    We have many of them in our house but one particular one grabbed my attention – the Waterproof Bible.   What?   They can’t be serious…

Well I looked into it and yes there is such a thing as a waterproof Bible out there.    A Bible that you can bring and not worry about getting water on it.  A Bible who is stain resistant, that won’t bleed thru if you write or underline, in which you can use dry highlighters in it and where the pages are extremely durable. 

The durability of the Waterproof Bible gives you the freedom to take God's Word with you anywhere - lounging, traveling, exercising... with worry free confidence that your Bible will withstand the test of time.

The Waterproof Bible is 100% tree-free and made entirely from synthetic materials giving it the potential for extreme longevity. Yes, the Waterproof Bible can be recycled or, better yet, you can use it for a lifetime! Our creation care starts with the Bibles we make and continues to our everyday company lifestyle. Many of the daily trips, errands or deliveries, we make around town are done on our cargo bike. We make a conscience effort to recycle all that we can in our homes and at the office.


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How this Bible came to exist?

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Three friends and many Bibles later -
We excitedly introduce the Waterproof Bible and THE OUTDOOR BIBLE!

The Waterproof Bible and THE OUTDOOR BIBLE originate from our desire to take God's word into all of His creation, regardless of the weather or circumstances. That is why they are completely waterproof and lightweight, dry quickly, are much stronger than paper, and adapts well to all extremes or reading environments (on a rainy campout, in a coffee shop, even in a hot tub. Just as a frog lives on land and in water, the Waterproof Bible and THE OUTDOOR BIBLE thrive in any situation or climate.

Wherever life takes you - carry the Waterproof Bible or THE OUTDOOR BIBLE and Be Inspired. Anywhere.

Your Friends,
Michael, Bobby and Anna

More from Michael:

The winter of 1996-97 was a big snow years for America's number one ski resort in Vail Colorado. It was, however, my first year to lead mountaintop worship services with Alpine Resort Ministry. I remember trying to read Scripture on those snowy Sundays while huge snowflakes melted onto the pages. "If only this was waterproof," I thought to myself.

During autumn of 1999 while backpacking in Smoky Mountain National Park I set off for a day hike early one morning. After the most beautiful day spent watching a blanket of mist rise from the mountains and listening to the comforting sounds of leaves falling from the trees onto the ground, I headed back to my camp. Upon arriving, I found my Bible more wrinkled with moisture than my skin after 2 hours in a hot tub. "Why can't it just be waterproof" I thought.

The summer of 2001 was the first time I have ever lived in a house with a swimming pool. I was so excited to spend time in the pool soaking up some rays and planning out the schedule for the summer camp I was directing. It was such a good idea at the time... I could float in the middle of the pool, shades on, and Bible in hand. As long as I could stay calm and move slowly, I should have had no worries. In the middle of adjusting my position on the float, my Bible started to slide off of my belly. As I started to grab my Bible, I remembered that my hands were dripping wet! "Waterproof Bible, Anyone!"

More from Bobby and Anna:

As a believer in Christ and one that has always loved to be in God's creation exposed to the elements, I have often desired to have my Bible by my side for reading here and there. My exploring has led me to mountain tops, river banks, sandy beaches, misty valleys, and hot springs, and has caused me to become soaked to the core while backpacking or paddling. I hate to admit that my Bible has not made it with me on many of these occasions for the sake of protecting it and because I don't trust a plastic bag not to puncture. Michael and I have been talking about how awesome it would be to have a waterproof Bible for many years now, and we have finally decided to produce it ourselves. Now we can put an end to all the worrying that we have done in the past about our Bibles and take God's Word wherever our adventures lead.

To make this happen, Michael, Anna (my wife), and I have formed Bardin & Marsee Publishing, LLC to produce the world's first waterproof, rugged, and tear resistant Bibles. We hope that you find heaps of enjoyment reading God's Word in all weather environments.

Wishing You Happy Trails and God's Guidance,

My Thoughts

From the day I received this Bible I was amazed by the thickness of the pages.   Recently, it has been announced that the paper money in Canada will change once again and will be so strong that you could wash it.   So having this Bible in my hands made me think of how things have changed through the year…  I remember sitting in a water chair in our pool when I was – oh I don’t know 18 years old approximately – and reading Shoeless Joe.  A bug came around and I wanted to shoo it away.   Unfortunately, my book went flying and ended up in the water.   You have never seen a girl get out of a water chair that fast to try to recuperate the book…   The book was went and once dried all wavy.   I still have it by the way.   

Because of this little adventure, I was always hesitant to bring a Bible with me close a body of water…   So imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered that a waterproof Bible existed.  

But those of you who know me, also know that I would test it… thoroughly.

So this morning I proceeded to do a crazy test.  Here’s what my facebook status said:

I did something totally crazy this morning - I soaked my Bible in the kitchen sink. And you know what? It is not damaged whatsoever! How I did it? I'll let you know in an upcoming blog post....

I had also included a picture from the Bible under water.

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O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there I no water. PSALM 63:1

I think I grabbed some interest as someone said I had a great teaser and another friend said I was very sneaky!

Still I have proof that I did the testing….  I don’t have a pool and I wasn’t at the beach so I used my kitchen sink.  See for yourself.

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I opened the Bible – that’s also when I took the close up picture above.

After a few minutes and the kids staring at the Bible, I took it out of the water.   Water pearled over it and on the side of it.

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My son, Alexandre – age 10, touched the pages when I took it out of the water and he was impressed to see that the pages were not wet.

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You can get the whole Bible or the NT with PS and PR.    The Waterproof Bible can come in the following versions NIV, KJV, ESV, NLT, and NASB.

Not convinced with my experiment? Well you can see videos about the Waterproof Bible on Vimeo.

Watch the following ones to discover more about the Waterproof Bible.

http://vimeo.com/6644708

http://vimeo.com/16006301

http://vimeo.com/15741927

Apparel, devotion, accessories like dry highlighters, index tab, magnifier and weatherproof Bible jackets are also available.

You are also invited to enter a circle of believers who are spreading the Word. We are partnering with individuals and ministries who have the specific need for Waterproof Bibles. You will be able to share in their ministry by buying them Bibles they have need for. We have asked each ministry partner to imageshare their story and the stories that come from giving away these Bibles. You can read about each of these below. We hope to see pictures, videos, and letters that keep us connected with God's work in the hearts and lives of those we give the Waterproof Bibles to.

Pray - how many Waterproof Bibles am I going to give to people in need this week/month/year.
Read - people and ministries that have expressed a need for Waterproof Bibles are below.
Buy - select an opportunity to buy Waterproof Bibles for the needy.
Follow - check back here to watch the story unfold from Waterproof Bibles you gave.

If you have a cause that you would like us to consider, please email info@bardinmarseepublishing.com today.

GREAT NEWS!

Bardin & Marsee Publishing has agreed to give away THREE (3) copies of the NIV Waterproof Bible in the pink color.

Simply tell me what The National Geographic Adventure said about the previous edition of the Bible.  To discover it, watch the video below.

The Outdoor Bible in the Amazon from Bardin & Marsee on Vimeo.

This entry is mandatory. Don’t forget to include your email address in the comment.

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8) Tweet about this contest and give me the link about it. (Daily Tweet) (1 entry per day)
9) Blog about this contest and give me you link (3 entries) – Give me your link and enter three times in the comment section.

Don’t forget to include your email for each steps. No email means I will have to pick someone else. I need to be able to contact you if you win! Random.org will be use to determine the winner. You will have 24 hours to contact me and give me your mailing address so I can send it to my contact which in turn will ship the prize to you!

Deadline: Aug 15th , 2011

Contest is open to US and Canadian citizens.

Disclaimer: I received the product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

51 comments:

  1. They said lots of things, but something I picked up on is the fact that it "thrives in any situation or climate". Or are you asking for the quote on the screen - "The water slid right off, so did a little mud . . . I'll give it a big hosanna!"

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  2. I liked the Waterproof Bible on FB.

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  3. And I'm now following them on Twitter also.

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  4. I'm already a subscriber of your blog via RSS.

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  5. I also already like you on FB.

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  6. And I follow you on Twitter (I'm HeidiSays)

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  7. I didn't include my e-mail on all of these because I know you know my e-mail (wink!)

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  8. "The water slid right off, so did a little mud . . . I'll give it a big hosanna!" -National Geographic

    I soooooooo would LOVE this Bible!

    (I'm at CapeBretonDoula@gmail.com)

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  9. THIS LOOKS CRAZY AWESOME!!
    The quote when you read all the words at the very end of the video says: "The water slid right off, so did a little mud... I'll give it a big hosanna." :)
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  10. I now LIKE the WaterProof Bible on FB.
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  11. I am now following Water Proof Bible on Twitter.
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  16. I tweeted this contest even though I want no one else to enter so I have a better chance at winning this AMAZING cool bible!!! :)
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  17. Oh way cool. In the video the last quote was "The water slid right off, so did a little mud... I'll give it a big hosanna." They said it thrived in any situation. It think that was the wording too. I liked seeing how they just wiped the mud off of it. That would be perfect to send to camp with my kids.

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  18. I liked Waterproof Bible on FB.

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  19. Following on twitter!

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  20. The water slid right off of it, so did a little mud. I'll give it a big hosanna.

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  26. I follow you via Networked Blogs also.

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  27. Liked them on FB. Wow, I can do my Bible reading during bath time again!
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  28. The NGA said the water and mud slid right off it...I'll "give it a big hosanna", too! jcjajlatrace@groovynet.every1.net

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  29. I like the Waterproof Bible on FB and thanked them for sharing it with YOU! Thanks, Cindy jcjajlatrace@groovynet.every1.net

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  30. "The water slid right off, so did a little mud... I'll give it a big hosanna!"

    I think I'd give it one too!!!
    I want one of these for each of my children... think of summer camps, missions trips... and to have that be their main Bible (in other words, the one they are connected to for their daily reading and study)

    It's so generous for them to offer three to give away! WOW!

    Blessings,
    Shannon

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  31. The National Geographic video stated, "The water slid right off, so did a little mud... I'll give it a big hosanna."

    Love this!

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  32. I liked the Waterproof Bible on FB.

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  34. I follow Canadian Ladybug on Twitter.

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  35. I follow Waterproof Bible on Twitter now.

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  36. I tweeted the giveaway.

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  37. I liked the Waterproof Bible on FB.

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  40. I follow Waterproof Bible on Twitter now.

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  41. I follow you via Google Friends.

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  42. I follow you on Networked Blogs!

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  43. It says

    The water slid right off, so did a little mud...I'll give it a big hosanna.

    Debbie

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  44. I also "liked" it on Facebook for my extra entry.


    Debbie

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  45. "the most durable, singe volume bible on earth. wherever, life takes you, be inspired." That is one of the last things said on the video. :)

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    Shannon

    Very cool giveaway!!! :)

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  46. I have 'liked' the Waterproof Bible on facebook. :)

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    Shannon :)

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  47. I like Canadianladybug Reviews! on facebook! :)

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    -haven't won before... is this my lucky entry!?!?

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