Last updated on October 25, 2023
Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers’ Favorite
In The Night Cometh, Lorilyn Roberts presents twenty of her stand-alone short stories in a faith-based compilation. Christianity, personal revelation, and salvation are at the heart of each story. They all show the different ways that the main character bears a cross and whose life changes as the result of divine intervention. The first story is “The Empty Paper Tray” and starts with arguably the most famed verse in scripture, John 3:16.
A lawyer who stood before judges for decades now finds himself in the greatest courtroom of all on Judgment Day. He knows that he is hellbound, but Christ’s sacrifice intervenes where no other could. The final story is “Twinkling,” which Roberts describes as a hybrid of fantasy and fact. It combines with all the other tales to provide a complete and thoroughly absorbing collection.
Lorilyn Roberts is clear about the message she wants to convey in her anthology. The use of scripture and the emphasis on the teachings of Christ are not ambiguous. I have read my fair share of faith fiction and many of them operate with an almost covert ambivalence to appeal to a larger readership. Sometimes you just want to pick up a book and not have to find the hidden meaning. The Night Cometh is that book. If I had to choose a standout story it would be “No Fear.” After years of wondering, a daughter asks her mother about her grandmother and her Nanny and a generational truth comes to light. There is not one story I can fault and I enjoyed them all.
The Night Cometh will be FREE on Kindle Friday, December 16, 2022. It won’t be free again for three months (Amazon limitation), but The Night Cometh is also in Kindle Unlimited. The paperback is only $12.95, and you still have time to purchase it before Christmas.
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