An on-line outdoor retailer in the United States is selling camouflaged Bibles, a curious product which says a lot about American culture.
“Our NIV (New International Version) Bible in Realtree camo is our best selling item, followed closely by our camo Bible cover,” said David Lingner, the president of Arkansas-based Christian Outdoorsman, which sells Christian-themed hunting and angling products online.
The cover of this Bible is graced by leaves and tree bark. This enables the devout who also hunt to take their Bible into the woods with them while concealing it from their prey.
The C in Christian on the shop’s Web site is shaped like a fish hook while the O in Outdoorsman has a cross-shaped rifle scope site inside of it.
Also on offer is a camo waterproof Bible. “Water, ice or condensation will not damage this durable word of God,” proclaims the on-line sales pitch.
Such products are classically American and highlight cultural traits which are especially pronounced in the South.