Waterproof Bible Review

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What? A waterproof Bible? Whoever heard of such? I hadn’t, but as soon as I did, I wanted one for Josh, who, by the way, had heard of such. His best friend has one, apparently, and Josh thought it was pretty cool.

Waterproof Bible Review

So, why on Earth would anyone need a waterproof Bible? It’s not like you’re going to swim with it, right? Well, you could, but my reasoning involved one word: Boys.

Boys are rough on stuff and, while Josh has always respected the sacredness of the Bible as opposed to other books (I mean, seriously, he’s known there was something different about the Bible since before he was two. I think it’s the “preacher’s kid” blood in his veins), he’s still a boy.


The first reason I thought a Waterproof Bible might be handy is in the name: waterproof. Josh wouldn’t be the first person to spill a drink on his Bible and those onionskin pages don’t react very well to spills. With the Waterproof Bible, though, spills bead up like rainwater on a well-waxed car (like Brian’s Mustang, not my 12-year-old mini-van). See?

Spilled drink on Bible

You just wipe it off with a towel – or, if you’re a boy, your shirttail – and it’s good to go. The pages don’t crinkle or warp. They’re just the same as if the spill never happened.

Think of all the other possibilities – a rainy camp-out, poolside (imagine how many curious kids would be willing to hear the Word of God if Josh carried his Bible into the pool), at the beach, in a snow fort (not that we’d know much about that here in the south, but there was that one year), or the kitchen table with a glass of pink lemonade.


I know you’re wondering what the pages are made of if not that onionskin stuff, right? It’s a 100% synthetic that feels almost fabric – kind of like a dollar bill, but waxier. All I know is, these pages are tough. I couldn’t bring myself to try very hard to tear them – it’s still a Bible – but they’re durable.

The durability of the pages means that the reader doesn’t have to be as cautious as he’d have to be with a traditional Bible. That means it can be tossed in a backpack for school or camp, taken hiking or mountain biking so it can be read in one of those gorgeous spots that you have to work to get to, sent to a loved on in the military, or taken anywhere else you can think to go.

NIV Bible

That’s why the Waterproof Bible was developed – so that it could be taken into all of God’s creation without worry about climate or conditions.

Because they are thicker than your average Bible pages, the print is on the small side, but not unbelievably so. Josh was a little disappointed that Jesus’ words aren’t in red in the Waterproof Bible like they are in his other Bible, but it’s still his new favorite for family Bible study.

Highlight and Write

Because the pages are synthetic, you might wonder if you can write or highlight in a Waterproof Bible. You can! You can use a dry highlighter – which I use in my regular Bible, anyway – pens, pencils, or colored pencils.

Greater love has no one

My dry highlighter did great. The ink from my gel pen did smudge a bit, even though I let it dry for a few seconds before testing it, but a regular ballpoint pen didn’t smudge at all. And, after a few minutes the smudges from the gel ink wiped away without smudging the rest of the writing.

Waterproof Bible

The Waterproof Bible comes in a variety of translations and colors. Of course, my boy had to have the camouflage Bible, but they’re also available in pink and blue or with customizable jackets. Imprints are optional, as well.

Available translations include:

  • NIV
  • KJV
  • NASB
  • ESV
  • NKJV

There are complete Old and New Testament versions and versions with the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs. If you’ve got a boy (or girl or spouse) who would enjoy the confidence of a worry-free Waterproof Bible, you can use the coupon code freeship10 to get free shipping from now until December 31, 2012.

If you’d like, you can follow the Waterproof Bible folks on Twitter and Facebook. You can also read another review at These Temporary Tents.

The Waterproof Bible folks are allowing me to give away one camouflage Bible like the one we received! Follow the directions on the RaffleCopter widget below to enter. You can also visit These Temporary Tents for a chance to win a pink and brown waterproof Bible.

Rules: This giveaway is open to United States and military addresses only. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Giveaway ends at on Friday, October 12. The winner will be selected at random using Random.org via RaffleCopter.

The winner will notified via email and given 72 hours to respond. You must enter a valid email address to win. In the event that the winner cannot be contacted by email or does not respond within 72 hours, the prize will be forfeited and and alternate winner selected.

Click to read the complete rules. By entering this giveaway, you indicate that you have read and agreed to abide by these rules.

I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it. I also received monetary compensation for the time invested in writing the review and administering the giveaway. The opinions expressed are my personal, honest opinions. Your experience may vary. Please read my full disclosure policy for more details.

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  1. I would absolutely love to bless my son with a waterproof Bible!
    My brother’s wife got him one recently and I am so amazed by it. They are great!!

  2. This would have come in handy over a decade ago when I stuck one of my son’s sippy cups in my Bible study bag and it leaked all over my Bible causing a whole section of my New Testament to stick together. Now that son is 13 and well past the sippy cup stage, but I think he’d really like a camouflage waterproof Bible. 🙂

  3. My youngest- an adventurous guy who loves to be outdoors, hunting with Dad when he can, and living life to the fullest would LOVE the waterproof Bible. It would be wonderful for his busy indoor life too…which often includes some kind of spill!

  4. This is hilarious in a good way.

    I have baby drool in the Proverbs because a baby crawled over to my Bible before I knew said baby could crawl and left crinkled circles. Precious memories, but wrinkled page.

    I spilled coffee on John 12 years ago, trying to snuggle up with a chair, a blanket and a cup of coffee on a cold winter morning.

    You bought it for your kids, I’m thinking for me! 🙂
    Thanks for the heads up.

    1. Oops… I clicked on the wrong thing and didn’t realize what I was supposed to comment on. 🙁 So, if you need to delete my previous comment. I’ll understand. 🙂

      I’d love to win a Waterproof Bible for myself or my youngest daughter. We both tend to spill things (especially liquids) fairly regularly around papers, books, our Bibles, etc. 🙂

  5. I would like to win this Bible for all my boys, with it being so durable they could all use it and not worry about it being so fragile.

  6. this is soooo cool!!

    My son who is 7 would love this. He is always dragging his things into the woods, or to the pool or other “unsafe” places. It would be fun to drag his Bible to places and not worry about it getting dirty or wet.

  7. I would love to win this for one of my mommy friends that is “living” in the hospital while her baby recovers from one of many heart surgeries.

  8. This would be an awesome bible to take with us to scouting events, and I am sure my husband would have liked to have one when he was overseas…

  9. Really enjoy my small pocket copy of the New Testament during deer season. I would love to have the entire Bible to use on the long days in the tree.

  10. I’d love to win this Waterproof Bible, sounds like it would hold up amazingly well for everyday use. Also, looks like the margins are a great size for notetaking. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity.

  11. I have 4 boys…enough said right! 😉 My 9 yr old could really use a more durable Bible. His last one literally fell apart and his current one is not far behind.

  12. I would love to win because in my daily attempt to drink enough water and encourage my kids to do so as well, we have frequent spills no matter how careful we are……thus far Bibles have avoided any damage but at the rate we are going it’s only a matter of time. Why didn’t I think to invent this?

  13. I saw these in the bookstore a couple weeks ago and was really intrigued! As a busy mama, it would be great to have a Bible that could withstand coffee spills, as well as toddler hands!

  14. Hi again! I don’t think Granolamom4God has a review up, at least I couldn’t find it through that link. Thanks again for the review & chance to win!

  15. I would love to win this for the youth of our church. They are so amazing about going into the community and serving others. This would be an awesome resource to allow them to take their sword with them wherever they go.

  16. Boys!
    I have three of them .. and ive been looking for a Bible like this.
    I’m lucky if their Bibles last 10 months… never mind a whole year :-O

  17. I’ve got two of ’em. An NIV 1984 (you can’t get that anymore, only the 2011) that’s NT, Psalms, and Proverbs. And a KJV with OT and NT. Very sturdy. I prefer the size of the NT with Psalms and Proverbs though. The OT and NT version is big.

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