Several weeks ago we purchased a One Year Bible for Kids – Challenge Edition (NLT) for our son. He liked it, but I wanted him to REALLY like it. I considered having it rebound by Leonard’s, one of the bookbinders I’ve considered using for another Bible rebind. I showed my son the potential covers from their “Children’s” page. He really like the Camo cover. So at that point I thought about making that his Christmas gift. But the more I thought about it, the more I hesitated.
First, our children are not exactly the least destructive children on the planet. And there seems to be a magical rule in operation that says the more money we invest in something for our children, the more likely they are to destroy it. I don’t know if we are the only parents in which this phenomena occurs, but it seems to be as real as the law of gravity.
Second, children can very easily forget something. And again, the rule above seems to apply: the more money something costs, the more likely it is to be left somewhere. Since our church meets in a movie theater, I was pretty confident a custom made camoflauge bound Bible would end up under a theater seat and lost forever.
Right about the time I was having these thoughts I happened to have a conversation with a buddy of mine who explained that he used duct tape to hold together the binding of a favorite old Bible of his. Suddenly I remembered that there is such a thing as camouflage duct tape and I had a cheap and exciting solution for giving my son a custom camouflage Bible.
The next time I was at Wal-Mart I found myself in the sporting good section grabbing a roll of Remington Camo duct tape for just a few bucks (no pun intended). When I got home I picked up my son’s Bible, invited him into the kitchen, and proceeded to cover his Bible cover with camo duct tape. Here is the final result: