Seventh Dimension - The Door

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In this classic coming-of-age story, an estranged 14-year-old girl is befriended by a stray dog that leads her into the Seventh Dimension. There she learns the secrets of a powerful king as she battles underlings, her past, and forbidden love.

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781476053530
About Lorilyn Roberts

Lorilyn Roberts is a Christian author who writes children's picture books, adult nonfiction, memoirs, and a young adult Christian fantasy series, Seventh Dimension. The first in the series, The Door, was just published (October 2012).

Lorilyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama, which included international study in Israel and England. She received her Masters 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.

To learn more about Lorilyn, please visit her website at http://lorilynroberts.com or blog at http://lorilynroberts.blogspot.com. You can follow her on twitter at http://twitter.com/lorilynroberts. To connect with her personally, you can contact her by email at llwroberts at cox.net.

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For every child who struggles with doubt, for every kid who has been bullied, for every teen who comes from a broken home, and for every young adult who longs for the seventh dimension—this book is for you. 2013 International Book Award Finalist - Visionary 2013 Selah Awards Finalist - YA Fiction 2013 Grace Awards Finalist - YA Fiction

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Review By: TrishJenkins
Wonderful read for young teens and women!
This is a thoughtful, creative story that addresses the loneliness of a young girl and the courage she finds in the face of bullying and being misunderstood. Buy this book, gift it, share the link with your girlfriends.

Review by: StaceyAdams on June 02, 2014 :
Thought provoking book for YA as well as adults, and would be great for those who have suffered from bullying or who come from a difficult family background. A great encouragement for both young men and women. The author is extremely gifted and knows where to go when writing. I wish I could give this book 10 stars
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Bob Saffrin on April 10, 2013 :
If you enjoyed the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis you will love this book. Shale, a young troubled teen, is led into another dimension by a talking dog. The story is filled with other talking animals and adventures as she travels to first century Israel, finds that dimension's version of her birth father, and ultimately her true father, the King of Kings. What I love about the Narnia series, and this book is that it is really a story within a story. The book is ultimately about the main character discovering herself and coming to terms with her demons and learning how to overcome them by calling on the King. The talking animals in the story all seem to represent an aspect of Shale's character.

In her travels in the seventh dimension Shale meets a young Jewish boy Daniel, who is also in the seventh dimension on his own personal journey. Could this king that Shale has witnessed performing miracles really be the Jewish Messiah? Daniel's quest leaves many loose ends leaving room for a sequel.

Even though this book is billed as a young adult novel it has appeal for all ages. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Carol Brown on April 09, 2013 :
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.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Carol Brown on April 09, 2013 : (no rating)
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.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Larry B. Gray on April 09, 2013 :
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.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jay Miller on April 08, 2013 :
There are so many people who would benefit tremendously from reading this remarkable book. I tend to write fantasy type books for small children, but I was truly amazed when I read this wonderful gift that Lorilyn has given us. This is a blessing in disguise just waiting for all who are searching for love and understanding. A need for God to heal their wounds and receive the gift of a beautiful life with all God's creations.
Absolutely wonderful!!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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