Holy Spokes tells the story of Everett's unlikely conversion to urban cycling. Read more...
Holy Spokes tells the story of Everett's unlikely conversion to urban cycling. As she pedaled her way into a new way of life, Everett discovered that her year-round bicycle commuting wasn't just benefiting her body, her wallet, and her environment. It was enriching her soul.
Ride along with Everett through Holy Spokes as she explores the history of cycling, makes friends with a diverse and joyful community of fellow cyclists, gets up close and personal with the city she loves--and begins to develop a deep, robust, and distinctly urban spirituality.
- ISBN-13: 9780802873736
- ISBN-10: 0802873731
- Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
- Publish Date: April 2017
- Page Count: 201
- Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-02-13
- Reviewer: Staff
Get out from behind the wheel and saddle up behind a handlebar for a whole new spin on spirituality, encourages Everett, a minister in the United Church of Christ and executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches. When a car breakdown left Everett stranded, she followed the counsel of her Bible study group to replace it with a bike. Thus began a new relationship with greater Boston and a new way of living out a spiritual life. Bike parts structure the books chapters as Everett pairs each with qualities such as habit (wheels), pacing (gears), and limitations (brakes) for contemplation on matters of a spiritual nature. While the metaphors are often predictable, their delivery is fresh and delightful, and the effect is ecumenical enough to suit even the most spiritual but not religious reader. With a window into cycling culture, Everett never loses her focus on her belief that commuting by bicycle can be a cosmic and soul-enriching good. (Apr.)