First things first: if you're like me, you want to know if this is really waterproof or not (I mean, if you just wanted any old New Testament, you'd probably not start with this one!). So, in the interests of science and investigative reviewing, I ran a sink full of water and dropped my copy right in. Pushed it under the water. Stirred it around for a while. Then pulled it out and left it to dry for a while.
Not one damaged page.
Not all that surprising, really, since it's made of some kind of plastic (although you'd never know it just from examining the book; the pages feel like those in a glossy magazine - shiny, but certainly more like paper than plastic). Since my first experiment I've taken this out while walking the dog and read it in the driving rain. Also dropped it once in a muddy puddle, took it home, and washed it up in the sink. Still as good as new. Amazing.
I'd give it five stars, except for me there were two little niggles. First, it's a little on the big side. I don't mind small print, so would have liked something I could more easily shove in my pocket - this edition is just a bit too tall to comfortably do that. And second, why in the world does it include Proverbs? I mean, I understand that there seems to be a market for "New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs" - but why? Why not Job, or Isaiah, or Genesis too? Proverbs just seems an odd choice, and if it weren't there the book would be just a little slimmer and more manageable.
But small quibbles. It's a great product, and well worth picking one up if you do a lot of walking, camping, outdoor sports, or just like washing up your Bible.