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Book Review: The Divine Invasion by Philip K. Dick

Originally posted by authornwolf at Book Review: The Divine Invasion by Philip K. Dick
Biblical stories come to life through ordinary people and are analyzed in The Divine Invasion.  As in other novels by Dick, the male protagonists struggle to understand two realities until they achieve enlightenment.  They also struggle to apply Scripture in real life.  The female protagonists are omniscient and guide their male counterparts to enlightenment.  Unlike his other novels, Dick has each character represent a biblical figure and is more upfront about theology through dialogue.
In The Divine Invasion, God was born on Earth as Emmanuel, sometimes called Manny, to a virgin Rybys Rommey-Asher and her husband Herb Asher.  With the help of his kindred spirit Zina, Emmanuel tries to remember his past and save mankind from the evil goat.   

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