You Can Buy Surrender’s Strength! (And See the Cover!)

Huge news! My next book Surrender’s Strength (Truth from Taerna #3) is now available for preorder in EBOOK and SIGNED PAPERBACK! It will release on July 19, 2021!

So, click one of those links and preorder it today, and it will automatically appear on your Kindle on July 19, no further steps needed. Or, if you order the paperback, you’ll be the first one to receive your signed copy the moment it’s ready.

Today, to celebrate, I’m revealing it’s gorgeous cover!

If you’re new here, Surrender’s Strength is the third book in a clean Christian kingdom adventure series. Truth from Taerna is a six-book series born from a heart to communicate the truths of God’s kingdom—the spiritual realm hidden from our physical senses—in an engaging story format. Each book focuses on an aspect of spiritual truth that today’s church often downplays. My desire is to demonstrate how the powerful, life-changing truths of God’s kingdom could play out in a fictional setting. My goal is that God will use this series to reveal His kingdom to you as the reader. 

Each book can be read as a standalone. Each book follows a sibling of the family as they learn and grow closer to Adon Olam (a Biblical Hebrew name for God). These books have no violence, no magic, no language, and minimal squeaky clean romance. 

So – you can start the series right here with Book Three! But if you’d like to start at the beginning while you wait for release day, click here.

And now, on to Surrender’s Strength!


Her only ambition is keeping her old familiar identity. 

But she isn’t given that choice.

Ever since her mother’s death, all Laelara wants is to keep doing what she’s good at: managing the household. She definitely isn’t interested in higher education. When she’s sent to the city to further her schooling, Laelara finds herself caught up in a case of mistaken identity that seems like the perfect opportunity to avoid the despised Academy. Amid the whirlwind of new friends, new jobs, and the glitzy social life of the Palace District—particularly the trivia contests—her double life becomes more and more precarious. For the first time in her twenty years, everything spirals out of her careful control: her family’s security, her job, her friendships, and her very identity. With her lifelong purpose and identity stripped away, to what will Laelara surrender, and where will she find the strength to persevere?


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Erika Mathews writes Christian living books, both fiction and non-fiction, that demonstrate the power of the kingdom of God through ordinary people, transforming daily life into His resting life. She’s a homeschool graduate with a Bachelor’s in Communications, a Master’s in Biblical Ministries, and a passion for sharing Jesus Christ and His truth. Outside of writing, she spends time with her husband Josh, mothers her little ones, reads, edits, enjoys the great Minnesota outdoors, plays piano and violin, makes heroic ventures into minimalism, clean eating, and gardening, and uses the Oxford comma. You can connect with Erika at


Design credit goes to Megan Mccullough
As you might guess, candles play a role in this story. And more of it happens in the city than the previous books. Furthermore, much of it happens in winter.

If you haven’t discovered the world of Taerna yet, you can start with Promise’s Prayer.

Thank you so much for attending this reveal party. Watch my Instagram this month for celebrations, or hop over for all the updates plus a free short story. And don’t forget to preorder the EBOOK and SIGNED PAPERBACK!

 May the blessings of the Lord be upon you today!

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