Karla Akins

Karla Akins is the mother of five, two of which are twin sons with autism. She has a bachelor’s in special education from Western Governors University and a doctorate in Christian education from Kingsway Theological Seminary. She is the author of five books, including her first novel, "The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots," which features a homeschool mom and a child with autism. Karla is a teacher and popular speaker at conferences and retreats. She enjoys riding her motorcycle, sipping chai lattes, and snuggling with her three dogs and two cats. Karla loves hearing from her readers.

About the Book
A Pair of Miracles

A Pair of Miracles (Kregel, July 2017)

When Karla Akins hoped that her autistic sons could learn to read and function independently, doctors warned her that those expectations would never be met.

She set out to prove that, despite those warnings, all things are possible through God.

Laced with humor and compassion, A Pair of Miracles is the heartwarming story of her journey rearing adopted twin sons, each diagnosed with autism and fetal alcohol disorder. This is more than a moving biography from a mom on the front lines, however. It is a powerful tool, full of practical help for parents, educators, and church members working with children who have intellectual disabilities, speech impairments, and other limitations on the autism spectrum. It is also a challenge to the church to welcome and celebrate all the members of their congregation, no matter their abilities.

Thanks to Karla’s determination, faith, and unconditional love–and contrary to the doctors’ predictions–her adult twins are now able to function independently in many ways. They help their dad install pools, do carpentry work, and serve in the church as ushers, sound engineers, and children’s ministry workers.

For parents seeking hope, answers, and peace, Karla leads the way to all three down a path she’s already been.

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