Seventh Dimension: The Door, Book 1, A Young Adult Fantasy

Seventh Dimension: The Door, Book 1, A Young Adult Fantasy

by Lorilyn Roberts

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BN ID: 2940044426276
Publisher: Lorilyn Roberts
Publication date: 07/25/2012
Series: Seventh Dimension
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 28,715
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Lorilyn Roberts is a Christian author who writes for the young and young at heart. The first four books in the Seventh Dimension Series, The Door, The King, The Castle, and The City are now available on Smashwords! When not writing books, Lorilyn provides closed captioning for television. Lorilyn adopted her two daughters from Nepal and Vietnam as a single mother. Read her best-selling memoir, Children of Dreams, endorsed by New York Times best-selling author Jerry Jenkins. Children of Dreams has 135 reviews on Amazon with a four and a half star rating. Be inspired. Visit Lorilyn's website at to sign up to receive her once-a-month mailing with offers and notices of new book releases. Lorilyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama, which included international study in Israel and England. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Perelandra College and is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature. Lorilyn is the founder of the John 316 Marketing Network, a network of Christian authors who are passionate about promoting books with a Christian worldview. You can follow her on twitter at To connect with her personally, you can contact her by email at

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Seventh Dimension: The Door, Book 1, A Young Adult Fantasy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ScribeCB More than 1 year ago
Seventh Dimension—The Door Shale Snyder is smart, determined, impatient—and a troubled teen. Abandoned by her father, misunderstood by her mother, step-father and school authorities; accused of cheating, isolated from her best friend, and bullied by other students? It is a crazy, difficult world she lives in—hard to know what to do, when to fight and when to walk away. Comfort comes in unique ways. The school counselor says she is gifted and an apparently homeless dog adopts her. When Sale runs away from home with her broken birthday gift (yet again) it is understandable. In her flight, a weak ankle gives way; her head hits a rock and so beings the inner journey that changes everything for Shale. While unconscious she enters a dimensional door that leads her further and further into another time and place. She is chased from an idyllic garden through a second door to enter the time Jesus walked this earth and taught. She comes face to face with the enemy of her soul and eventually defeats him. She briefly meets her long absent father and wicked step-mother. She hears a wonderful teacher, discovers He is THE KING and then meets Him and is changed by Him. She brings her half-brother to Him for healing and during this time in this dimension finds the love of her life. Oh, yeah, she also talks with animals during all these events! There is plenty of drama; in fact it seemed almost non-stop! Arriving back in her own time and dimension, she finds people have changed. It is almost as if changes in the spiritual dimension have an effect on people in the natural dimension. The issues of unfairness, injustice, not listening and not taking people seriously were strong themes throughout; themes that many teens relate to. I felt that Roberts did an excellent job of incorporating the teachings of Jesus into the resolution of Shale’s problems. Her characters were well developed. Some characters I loved right away and others I disliked immediately. Some grew on me slowly—I think young people would relate well to both the characters and the issues. There is a final warm fuzzy but I don’t want to spoil it for you! This is a book that I could recommend to teens interested in fantasy or who are dealing with similar issues as those Shale encountered. I would also recommend it to adults/parents of a troubled teen to help give them an understanding from a teen perspective.
emright More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed children's books with references to the Bible and I have found that 7th Dimension is that and much more. It is a beautiful story of hope and forgiveness (self) for a young girl, Shale who struggles through the usual teen angst of feeling unloved and condemned (by herself mostly.) The story weaves her magical experience of traveling to the time of Jesus and witnessing some of the miracles that Jesus performed right till his resurrection. It introduces readers who have never been exposed to the New Testament to some of the historical events that accompanied Jesus' ministry here on earth and we see how this would have positively impacted a child burdened by guilt and not knowing what to do with this. Ms. Roberts has done a delightful job of making the talking animals and life in the Ancient 1st century seem real and I have to admit, I was sad to say goodbye to Shale's pets, just as she was. If you or your children have enjoyed stories like Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit stories as well as tales by Thornton Burgess, you will thoroughly enjoy the 7th Dimension. I can wholeheartedly recommend this for readers 11 and up and look forward to reading more about adventures in the 7th Dimension and wouldn't be surprised if this is how God reaches out to some of the lost!
martinr7 More than 1 year ago
Shale is a troubled teen, a young woman struggling with feelings of isolation and a lack of self-worth. Though intelligent, she is in trouble at school and at home. Then she is involved in an accident that knocks her unconscious and plunges her into a mysterious and exotic new world. At first her main concern is the chance of a meeting with the father who deserted her and her mother when she was young. But gradually she understands that something more important is happening around her. For she is back in first-century Israel, at the time of Jesus. And she starts to realise that her real worth lies in the love that her Father in heaven holds for her. This is a beautiful, gripping, very well written story that is rich in meaning and will surely resonate far beyond its intended young adult audience.
Constant2m More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader of middle school fantasy and historical fiction, Lorilyn's world was familiar and yet unique. Talking animals are reminiscent of Narnia and Eden. Characters seemed both ancient and modern. And the idea of travelling between times and having both impact the perspective of a young teenager worked for this story. I loved Shale. I loved her encounter with the king at just the right time. And I loved how she learned to hear him, even when he was absent, because of how well she knew him. Some of the details in the story were less developed, such as the relationship between her and Daniel, the different personalities of her stepmother, the transformation (or not) of Judd, and truth about Shale'sparents. In part, this leaves room for the next book, but I think it makes the story more inviting for younger readers who might get too bogged down by extensive details. I recommend The Door to anyone who loves to imagine what it might be like to live in the world of Jesus.
StudentofParables More than 1 year ago
I was gifted “The Door”, as I am a huge fan of allegory. This book first came out in 2013, and is now part of a vast series. I grew up on “The Chronicles of Narnia”, “Pilgrim’s Progress”, and “Hind’s Feet on High Places”. These works were the basis of my reader’s identity, creating within me a love for layers of meaning and deeper truths. “The Door” reminds me of those works, with its artful allegorical tale. The author definitely knows her genre, as I see similarities to other works, but she has taken the examples that have come before, and made them her own. The best part of this work, for me, was the strong, clear, Gospel message! As the main character, Shale, is dealing with many deep issues of anger and abandonment, the way she comes to understand her true worth, and believe in the King is written exceptionally. I would highly recommend this for others who have young people dealing with these issues. I would also recommend this as a fun read during bedtime stories, perhaps a chapter a night. A great way to get younger kids into larger books and series.
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Sherrill_Cannon More than 1 year ago
I hesitated to review Seventh Dimension - The Door, A Young Adult Fantasy by Lorilyn Roberts since I do not normally read Fantasy books. I loved the realistic opening chapters, but began to fade out when talking animals in a different dimension started to appear. But I found myself becoming more and more drawn into the story of Shale's travel back in time, especially with its tempting references to the beginnings of Christianity. "The suspension of disbelief" happens when a story seems to become real - and that happened to me! Having read Ms. Roberts' children's book, The Donkey and the King, I was also delighted to find references to that book in this one! So I really enjoyed this Volume One in the Seventh Dimension series, and am eagerly looking forward to reading the next book! Please stay tuned!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the author had a good idea but dropped the ball when they put it on paper. Theres not enough background of the character given for the story to make sense. And when the main character gets into the new world there is so little description that the story continues to not make sense. They also make it out to be a christian book but it comes across as being more Jewish which is not a problem but I do feel is worth noting. There is also a really rude anti muslim rant randomly added into the story before it goes back to not making sense so if you a Christian who believes in tolerance then this book probably is not for you. I was definitely not a fan.