After Laura Everett’s car stalled on a New England highway one rainy night, she started riding her bicycle to work every day. Over the seasons she learned how to cycle safely in a city when motorists don’t think too often about cyclists, repair her bike with her own two hands, and found love with a fellow cyclist. She also discovered that her time on a bicycle brought her closer to the city around her, helping her craft a very urban type of spirituality. In HOLY SPOKES: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels, Everett, who is a minister in the United Church of Christ and executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, brings an engaging voice and unique perspective to the activity of bicycling. Called by some “the new yoga,” Everett is an advocate for cycling as a way to get to know your neighbors, your surroundings, and most importantly yourself. Smart, funny, moving, and thoughtful, HOLY SPOKES is a book that any urban dweller trying to find their way will appreciate
The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels
Rev. Laura Everett
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
April 21, 2017