Fiction: Church of the Divine Duck

by Mark Lages



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Nathan Roberts is an ordinary family man who one day, while taking a walk, finds himself being approached by the son of God.

This new found friend is not Jesus but rather is Jesus’s older brother, Marvin. Nathan’s humdrum life is turned upside down as he is enlisted to help deliver Marvin’s version of the truth to the world. Is Nathan up to the task? Is the world ready for Marvin? Welcome to the Church of the Divine Duck!

Check Out What One Reader Had To Say Below!!
By Pete S. on October 15, 2016
Format: Paperback.

Mark Lages isn't afraid to delve into the big questions, and in Church of the Devine Duck
he takes on some of the biggest of them all. Here, Lages examines the fundamental nature
of religion in general and Christianity in particular. He manages to do so in a way that is
thoughtful, whimsical and very funny at the same time. This book is filled with wonderful
moments that will entertain and enlighten and maybe even change your thinking regarding
these important topics. I can't recommend this book enough.


Born in the auspicious year of 1955, the same year Disneyland first opened its magical doors to an amazed public, Mark Lages was brought into the world thirty miles east of the theme park in the bustling desert town of San Bernardino.

As a boy, he was just as likely to be found sneaking cigarettes and beers behind the house with his buddies as he was talking politics or science with his academic parents and their friends. But we can say for certain that one thing has always been consistent in Lages’ life, and that’s his love for the written word.

A voracious reader and prolific writer, he’s always relished the creation of compelling tales for others to read and enjoy, at first receiving accolades for these efforts from friends, family, and school teachers, and now receiving the same from his rapidly growing reading public.

How does one define Lages’ stories? It is difficult to pigeonhole his body of work to a single genre. He says, “I like to balance subtlety with outrageousness, and it is through this style of writing that I endeavor to discover truths.” Sometimes he is not so subtle, and sometimes he is not outrageous at all.

If you’ve read any of Lages’ books, this will all make sense. How many other books have you read that propose Jesus had an older brother named Marvin who drove a little red Fiat and smoked tobacco from a pipe?

Only Lages could come up with such an improbable premise and make it seem entirely believable. And to what end? His stories make the reader think about and ponder some of the things we take for granted in the world around us. Lages says, “I hate to think we’ve become so set in our ways that we’re afraid to query the status quo.”

If you don’t like writers questioning the way things are, Lages’ works are probably not for you. But if you like seeing the absurd made real, and enjoy having the world poked and prodded for the truth, you’ll probably become a fan of Mark Lages and his colorful stories. There’s only one way to find out for sure, and that’s by reading.

Mark Lages can be reached at

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