Truth from Taerna #3: Surrender’s Strength
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Kingdom adventure fiction ~ 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?
Book Three of six in Truth from Taerna, Surrender’s Strength can be read as a standalone. No magic or violence; minimal clean romance.
Praise for Surrender’s Strength
“Laelara’s struggles with identity and surrender were so relatable as they are things I have struggled with myself. (Plus, bossy, in charge, big sister vibes…oops, *smirks*) Such a beautiful message and yet so hard to live out!… Another great family-friendly story!” ~ Amazon reviewer
“This book was so, so good. I related so much to Laelara.” ~ Goodreads reviewer
“great continuation of the series!” ~ Goodreads reviewer
About Truth From Taerna
Truth from Taerna is a six-book kingdom adventure fiction 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.
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 (God). These books have no violence, no magic, no language, and minimal squeaky clean romance.
Promise’s Prayer: Kaelan and Carita learn the true importance and place of prayer in their quest to save the world.
Victory’s Voice: Book-loving Ellisia attends Academy and discovers the true power of spoken words in the spiritual realm.
Surrender’s Strength: Laelara discovers her true identity when a mix-up forces her to live a double life and come to the end of herself.
Sustainer’s Smile: Liliora makes peace with her past and discovers her future among the cradles of Taerna’s unwanted babies as her present reality meets tears, heartbreak, smiles, and the sustaining hand of Adon Olam.
Memory’s Mind: Quiet and analytical Kelton learns the importance of focusing his mind and meditating on the Word of Adon Olam as his skills prove crucial to Frydael despite his aversion to public scrutiny.
Romance’s Rest: Even in heartbreak, big-hearted, animal-loving Kethin discovers the true meaning of love—and covenant relationship with Adon Olam.
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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 restinglife.com.