I am thrilled to have my second book in the Seventh Dimension Series published. Here is the blurb:
After a series of devastating events, a gifted seventeen-year-old Israeli boy, Daniel Sperling, becomes the focus of a wager between good and evil. Marked by one, he travels to first century Israel and meets a doctor who becomes his mentor.
When he unwittingly makes a pact with the devil and the girl he loves is betrothed to another, his life takes a different course - until his eyes are opened. Could the sufferings of his people for thousands of years be linked to a rabbi who claims to be the Messiah? Trapped in the seventh dimension, how far will God go to save him? Parents: Reading level, ages 12 and up. You do not need to have read Seventh Dimension - The Door, Book 1, to enjoy The King.
My Seven Thousand Book Challenge. If you want to read The Castle, Book 3, please help me to sell seven thousand copies of The King, Book 2. That's my challenge, to know that I'm writing books God wants me to write and that readers want to read.
Share with your friends, family, church, and cohorts. The Kindle copy is only 99 cents on Amazon while I get some reviews. If you have a Nook, you can download The King Book 2 from Smashwords and use the coupon below to also get it for 99 cents.
Print copy is only $10.46 with coupon for 30% off. Coupon code is: NNC595YJ. Coupon expires 10-8-2014. Get print version here. If you prefer to order the print copy from Amazon (but it won't be discounted), go here.
Seventh Dimension - The Door, Book 1, A Young Adult Fantasy is a
Finalist in the Book Goodies Cover Contest.
Please help me to win. It's really simple. All you have to do is go here
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Seventh Dimension - The Door and
Seventh Dimension - The King.
One author has over a hundred comments and I only have 42, so I need lots of comments to catch the leader. I believe my cover is the best and if you think so, too, please go here and leave a comment. Contest ends soon, so don't wait. Yes, I would really love to win $100!
John 3:16 Authors and Child Hope International team up in Nepal
Your prayers appreciated!
I'm currently in the planning stages of going to Nepal with Child Hope International in October. I will be taking around 300 books to be shared among the 21 homes sponsored by Child Hope International. Child Hope has saved over 200 orphans by helping them to be adopted into Christian homes by Nepalese families. This trip is a collaborative effort with John 3:16 authors who are donating many of the books. We hope to make this an ongoing project and to eventually build a Christian library on the church's property in Kathmandu.
To learn how this opportunity came about, please visit the John 3:16 blog here. To read about Child Hope International or to become a child sponsor, please visit my website here.
I would appreciate your prayers as I prepare for the trip. If you would like to make a financial contribution of $34.99 or more, I will mail you a special edition, signed copy of my Amazon best-selling memoir Children of Dreams. All proceeds from the book will go toward the Christian library project. My hope is to give away 40...
..signed copies of my book to help defer the costs of taking the books.
To make a personal donation, please send a check to: Lorilyn Roberts, 4715 NW 33rd Place, Gainesville, FL 32606
Please also share with your church as God leads. Child Hope International is a non-profit organization doing great things in Nepal for orphans and abandoned children. Silas Khadka, who is the executive director, is the pastor who found Manisha 20 years ago when I adopted her. How time flies. She is now 23!
Some of the children in a Child Hope International home in Kathmandu
Stay connected by following my blog to keep up with my travel plans.
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart."
And I heard a loud voice from the throne,
saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and he will dwell among
them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be among them, and he
will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any
death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first
things have passed away.
you like to visit the garden in Seventh
Dimension – The Door? Evil lurked in that garden, but when Jesus returns,
he will create a new earth free of sin.
Seventh Dimension – The Door, a Young
Adult Christian Fantasy:
came. I wanted to love but I was unwilling to give up my hate. Could the king’s
words penetrate my hardened heart? What joy would fill me if I surrendered
everything to the king?
nudged me with his nose. “Where do we go now, Miss Shale?”
crowds were leaving to return to their homes. I didn’t feel like I had one. I
closed my eyes and prayed. “If I’m a daughter of the king, please forgive me.
I’m sorry for my wrong attitude.”
changed on the outside, but I felt better on the inside.”
Snyder, chapter thirty-two
While I can’t change the world I face each day,
I can cleanse my thoughts through reading the Bible. I can pray when I am
driving, when I am cooking, or when I rise or go to bed. I can confess to God my
pain when I feel overwhelmed by the unexplained darkness—when bad things happen.
allowing God to work in my heart, I can gain a heavenly perspective, lifting my
spirit from the gutter that robs me of my joy.
a few moments and imagine what God is preparing for you. Your negative thoughts
can be redeemed, helping you to live each day with renewed hope for a brighter
God’s new heaven and new earth will rise from the ashes following the greatest
war ever fought in the universe. God and his angelic warriors will fight in the
last battle against Satan and the demons of darkness. Earth will be the
battleground and man the prized possession.
man’s salvation is already secured by Jesus’ death and resurrection, the
finality of souls’ destination is only within God’s purview. Satan does not
know; neither does he know everything you think. Satan is not omniscient. He
has nothing to lose—except you.
as the battle wages, once we accept Jesus, we can rejoice. We can know for
certain where we will live for eternity.
is heaven? A place where our failures will no longer paralyze us; where perfect
love casts out fear, pure joy abounds with unceasing laughter, and unfettered
peace will last forever. It’s but one heartbeat away for those who believe in
we enter heaven’s gates, we have to deal with sin. The curse, passed down from
Adam and Eve, plagues all creatures. Everything eventually dies.
best thing about heaven is Jesus lives there—as king. No more elections, no
more dictators, and no more czars. He said he was going to prepare a place for
his followers, and someday he would return and take us back with him.
will we see, and what will we look like?
is inhabited by millions of beautiful angelic creatures. When we pass through
heaven’s gates, we will be clothed in spiritual bodies that will no longer be physically
imperfect but eternally perfect.
saints will shine brighter than others, depending on their faithfulness to God,
just as some stars appear brighter in the night sky. There will be rewards for
our good works and for bringing others into the kingdom.
heaven, there’s no competition for food or toll for survival—even in the animal
For we know that the whole creation groans
and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
wolf and the lamb will feed beside each other Children will play with lions.
The sound of crying will never be heard again. The old order of things will
have passed away. When God wipes away our tears, our afflictions and troubles
will no longer be remembered.
is never dark because the glory of God gives it light. The New Jerusalem will radiate
with the majesty of God. The city will be built of gold, pure as glass. The
foundations of the walls will glitter with precious gems and the twelve gates made
of pearl will greet city visitors. Nothing impure will ever enter the city.
River of Life will flow from God’s throne, and the Tree of Life in the city
square will bear a different fruit each month. Its leaves will be for the
healing of nations. Whatever we have here will be even better there—in beauty,
fullness, and purity.
in Revelation has many mysteries beyond our understanding. The four winds who
obey God and the four creatures who give praise to our heavenly father—who are
Bible doesn’t give us a map to heaven, but in Genesis 28:12, Jacob “had a dream,
and …a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and … the
angels of God were ascending and descending on it.”
Revelation 4:1, John saw an open door to heaven; and in Acts 7:56, Stephen
said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
it’s impossible for anything defiled or sinful to enter through the gates, it
would have been impossible for anyone to go there if God had not provided a
way. God said in Leviticus 26:12, “I will walk among you and be your God, and
you will be my people.”
we battle against the unseen powers of darkness—the prince of the air and his demonic
minions. But through the Holy Spirit, we have a taste of heaven here. When we
receive Jesus into our hearts, the Comforter indwells us. The Spirit whispers
to us in our sleep, comforts us in our pain, and implores us never to give up.
Bible reminds us of God’s unwavering truth. Thousands of years of attacks upon
it and God’s chosen have strengthened the validity of the Bible’s claims. Even
the rocks would cry out in praise to the heavenly father if it were possible.
Jesus hung on the cross, he said to one of the two thieves beside him, “Truly,
today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43). I take comfort in the fact
that for the last two thousand years, Jesus has been preparing a place for you
and for me.
heavenly music will fill our ears. We will splash with joy in heavenly waters
emanating from God’s throne and walk on streets of gold. We will be reunited
with those who have gone before us. We will feast at the marriage supper of the
Lamb, and all those whose names are written in the Book of Life will see the
face of God.
In this world you will have trouble. But
take heart! I have overcome the world.
— John 16:33
a glorious eternity awaits us. Until that day, let not the heartaches of this
world discourage us from remembering the richness of God’s grace here—found in
I am thankful I am a daughter (or son) of
the king. I am thankful that my salvation is assured through Jesus’ death and
resurrection. Help me to honor the king in all my ways so that he may be
glorified— until I enter the pearl gates of heaven.