Bardin & Marsee Publishing creates one of the neatest Bibles I have seen – a 100% Waterproof Bible with Durabooks technology that is stain resistant yet also lets you dry highlight and take notes. It also floats! It is the perfect Bible for an offroading missionary or a casual poolside reader.
The New Living Translation is a 1996 revision of The Living Bible that translates the Hebrew and Greek texts by thought-for-thought rather than the more literal word-for-word approach.
For God so loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
The type is small but adequate, particularly considering its crisp printing and good choice of typefaces. The layout and leading is cramped, but you really can not be picky when it comes to 100% waterproof Bibles. I love the very soft yet slippery film feel of the pages. And I am impressed that they are waterproof yet can still be highlighted and written on.
According to the Durabooks website:
The waterproof binding looks traditional, it is actually much sturdier than any perfect-bound or regular thread-sewn book, and has been devised and tested to hold up to the same extreme conditions as the paper. The book block is sewn with a special thread, then notched and adhered to the cover with a unique glue. The glue is a custom-formulated compound invented for this purpose. It, too, is waterproof. While the binding looks just like a normal notch-bound book, the resulting product has superior performance and durability.
The Waterproof Bible comes in blue, pink, and camouflage covers and in NIV, KJV, ESV, NLT, and NASB translations.
Translation: New Living Translation (NLT)
Publisher: Bardin & Marsee Publishing (2010)
Cover: stain resistant synthetics made of plastic resins and inorganic fillers (blue)
Binding: specialty thread sewn, notched, and glued with a custom-formulated compound to ensure durability and waterproofing
Pages: 774 pages of stain resistant synthetics made of plastic resins and inorganic fillers
Type: black text
Dimensions: 8.7″ x 5.9″ x 1.5″
Special Features: waterproof
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