Seventh Dimension - The Door: A Young Adult Fantasy

Seventh Dimension - The Door: A Young Adult Fantasy

by Lorilyn Roberts


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989142601
Publisher: Roberts Court Reporters
Publication date: 05/20/2013
Series: Seventh Dimension , #1
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Lorilyn Roberts is an award-winning Christian author who writes for the young and the young at heart.

When not writing books, Lorilyn provides closed captioning for television.

Lorilyn is a single mother by choice. She adopted her two daughters from Nepal and Vietnam. Read her Amazon best-selling memoir, Children of Dreams, endorsed by New York Times best-selling author Jerry Jenkins, and be inspired.

Lorilyn has been a speaker at various events and functions, including women's groups, adoption support groups, and writer workshops. She is the former president of the Gainesville Chapter of Word Weavers International.

Lorilyn has appeared on many radio and television shows, including WATC 57 Friends & Neighbors out of Atlanta, Georgia, and Discovery Channel's Monsters Inside Me related to increasing awareness of parasitic infections in international adoption.

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Seventh Dimension - The Door: A Young Adult Fantasy 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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.
Sherrill_Cannon More than 1 year ago
The Door 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 ones!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of Shale Snyder, who feels lost, unloved, abandoned by God, and just has an all-around miserable life, which is only tolerable because of her best friend Rachel. Then Rachel's mother decides that Rachel is no longer allowed to be friends with Shale. In her misery, Shale sees a dog outside of her window, and goes to it, hoping that it will not run away. Instead, she trips, hits her head on a stone, and is transported to the Seventh Dimension.  For the first part of the book I was confused about the Seventh Dimension. However, if you think about it as if it is similar to a parallel world, it should make sense.  Shale has no idea why she is in the Seventh Dimension, and we do not either. But as she is there, she comes to truly understand the King's love.  People Shale knows, mainly her family, occupy the Seventh Dimension, but they are not the same ones she knew. This is where it is like a parallel universe. Shale accepts her new life, and refers to the people as they are; her father, her stepmother, and such. While this may sound confusing, it really isn't. In fact, its actually quite fascinating. This is set in Biblical times, and while Shale is there, she is able to witness many of Jesus' miracles, and here of his Crucifixion. These are things Shale has never heard of before, since she does not have a religious background, and it was interesting to see it through her eyes. Not only is she hearing of them for the first time, she is actually experiencing them, at the time in which they happen! When Shale enters the second dimension, she is gifted with the ability to speak to animals, and each one had a distinct personality. I, personally, found them all quite lovable. Some characters were lovable (Mainly the animals) and some were rather unpleasant. But in each and every one of them you can see a change, which is, of course, most obvious with Shale.  While this book is slightly Narnia-esque, it is different. A character travels to a different world and learns a lesson, but it ends there. A story of love and forgiveness, realization and redemption.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully written book where the healing power of God is clearly portrayed in the life of the main character. I highly recommend this book for young adult girls who may be suffering with self-esteem issues and wondering if the Father, who created everyone, truly personally cares. This book is one that can assist in bringing healing to the personal life of the reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Matthew 11:28 - "Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest". Are you suffering from bullying? Do you lack confidence? Do you feel misunderstood?  "The Seventh Dimension - The door": a magical fairytale of redemption will soothe and heal your broken heart. Shale Snyder is longing to be accepted in a world that has become too hostile for her. A few days later, Shale is led to another spiritual world where she faces the enemies of her soul. Loveable animal's characters befriend Shale and bring her to an extraordinary king. Will the king' love be strong enough to rebuild the shattered pieces of this heroine? Will his powerful words strong enough to help Shale overcome her insecurities? The author, Lorilyn Roberts, wrote a well-researched novel. Hats off to Lorilyn!!! She succeeded in adapting the famous Gospel of Jesus Christ into a more modern and contemporary way. To conclude, "Seventh Dimension - The Door" left me with an avid appetite to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This incredible story kept me turning the pages. I flew through the book and barely noticed the passing of time. The constant action, both internal and external, grabbed my attention. It's a wonderful coming-of-age story about a bright, but sensitive, fourteen-year-old girl named Shale who feels misunderstood and isolated from the other students at her school and in her neighborhood. Judd, a boy at her school, ruthlessly picks on her and attempts to get her in trouble with the school authorities. At home, she feels out-of-place because her mom has remarried and her dad does not have regular contact with her. Feeling alone and confused, she wanders into the woods and finds a seventh dimension. This fascinating land parallels her life at home but takes place in the first century during the days of Jesus Christ, a key character in the story. This beautiful, yet violent, land forces Shale to face her inner fears and choose a new direction for her life, including making choices about her relationship with a handsome young man. Facing dramatic action and spiritual warfare, Shale completes her time in the seventh dimension and becomes a stronger woman. The story begs for a sequel by leaving loose ends about her romantic interest.
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Anonymous 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 thisMs. 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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carol A. Brown - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) This review is from: Seventh Dimension - The Door, A Young Adult Fantasy (Kindle Edition) 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 Shale 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.
LillyMaytree More than 1 year ago
SEVENTH DIMENSION: THE DOOR is a young adult fantasy like no other. It starts off ordinary enough as we follow the troubled young Shale Snyder through a few difficulties at school and at home, but takes an amazing turn into Biblical times. Amazing because there's a twist. A few others have gotten there the same way. And while there are plenty of adventures and mysteries to solve, this story is filled with many wonderful explanations of life and history that are enlightening to readers of all ages. I particularly enjoyed the way Ms. Roberts did such a marvelous job of revealing the story through the eyes of Shale, and how she captured the sense of discovery of one's true spiritual journey. In fact, I could almost believe that there was a possibility that the experience could even happen in real life. At any rate, I found the book not only an entertaining read, but one of such unique spiritual insights that I will eagerly look forward to reading book two. Because THE SEVENTH DIMENSION is a place of hidden treasures for all ages... whether it is real, or not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a fantastic young adult Christian novel, then Seventh Dimension – The Door by Lorilyn Roberts is the book for you. It is story of a trouble young teen coming to an understanding knowledge of herself and, more importantly, knowledge of the love of Christ. I found this book hard to put down. The author’s unique story telling style makes the book real and very believable. The story is both well developed and defined. It is easy to read and follow as the plot develops and takes on various twist and turns. I really enjoyed the characters in the story. They were easy to identify with and very real to life. It was easy to put myself into the story and follow along with the action. Seventh Dimension – The Door by Lorilyn Roberts is an excellent book and I highly recommend it to all ages
LisaLickel0 More than 1 year ago
A truly epic adventure for readers of all ages: although Lorilyn calls this a YA coming of age story, it's every bit as wondrous for adults. The author has studied the classics, and only subsequent reads will help you find the planted symbolism that makes Seventh Dimension-The Door a clever read. You'll find a loving nod to Pilgrim's Progress if you follow the little white dog into the woods. Shale Snyder has a dreadful accident as a young girl, and finds it difficult to forgive herself or move forward when the victim refuses to accept her grief or confession. Grief is accompanied by hatred which colors Shale's world. She is given a second chance, however, in a fantastic land of talking animals (grown from Roberts's first story, The Donkey and the King), an allegory which makes teaching your children about forgiveness, good, and evil, a much easier task. Follow Shale and her new friends as she travels on an adventure of a lifetime to find the king while also growing out of her bad habits into a self-assured young woman who learns obedience and gratitude despite willfulness in the face of despair. Finding the father she always wanted, and his new wife and mysterious servants, help Shale unravel the truth of her long-ago accident, and face the consequences with a clean heart. Truth, time travel, self-doubt, sacrifice, forgiveness and even all four loves, are explored in depth in this soon-to-be beloved tale of supernatural grace. Told in third person from Shale's point of view, with humor, dread, sorrow and shame, Roberts's time-honored story-telling will make you feel part of the adventure and eagerly anticipating the next book.
SharonALavy More than 1 year ago
I am impressed when a book written for teens can be enjoyed by adults. Just as young and old enjoy The Wizard of Oz and other books targeted to the younger crowd. I followed the young girls yearning for her father with deep interest. Men must support the family materially and to often forget to just be there for them. I enjoyed the characters in this well written story very much and would like to read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago