Book: The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots by Karla Kay Akinscategories: Book, Pastor's Wife, Motorcycle, Biker Boots, Women's Fiction, Autism, Pink, Harley, Autistic, Homeschooling, Homeschool, Pastor, Christian Fiction
Karla Kay Akinsabout this book: When pastor's wife, Kirstie Donovan, feels confined and restless with life in a fishbowl, she buys a bright pink Harley and takes to the road. When church ladies join her, tongues start to wag in the conservative town of Eel Falls. When bikers fill the pews, a church faction develops. These same trouble makers in Kirstie's church have a secret to hide and will do everything they can to keep the church from growing.
Kirstie has three sons, one with autism, one who is rebellious and one who plays the violin. She takes a road trip to the Smoky Mountains with her girlfriends and Timmy, her son with autism. Hilarity ensues as well as heartbreak and a frantic search for something precious.
I was inspired to write this book because I am a pastor's wife who rides my own motorcycle. I've been a pastor's wife for more than 32 years and my husband has been a pastor in large and small churches. I find the dynamic of congregations not only hilarious but challenging. I wanted to share that.
The primary readers of my book will women. Women over 40 will particularly enjoy it as well as women who ride motorcycles or want to ride. However, someone who doesn't ride will enjoy riding down the road less traveled with Kirstie, too.
The cover is pink because Kirstie's motorcycle is pink.
The hardest part of writing my book was helping my family understand what I was doing and why I was spending so much time on my computer. I have twins with autism, and three other children. They are grown, but the twins and my other youngest son live at home along with my mother-in-law who has Alzheimer's.
The message of this book is one of acceptance. No matter who people are, what they look like, how they act, we are called by Christ to love them. And the most unsuspecting most loving people you can meet are bikers. I think the contrast between the camaraderie of the bikers and the factions in the church paint a picture for us to take a lesson from. I'm hoping people will be less judgmental of people who are different from they are because different isn't necessarily wrong, it's just different.
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