— The Riverside Church
"Simultaneously revelatory and brilliantly accessible, Laura Everett's Holy Spokes winds and weaves its way with grace through the little mysteries and miracles of daily life. In this beautiful book she shows us how a single activity—biking through Boston—properly observed, reveals the world. And when we begin to see what we already know, we recall that a generous attention and an open heart can transform even the most mundane tasks into a spiritual practice, occasions to encounter the divine."
— author of Bikenomics
"An enlightening spiritual introduction to the art of bicycling. . . . Everett reflects on her bicycling life using a spiritual frame—how to stay true, steer a steady course, find the right gear, know when to pedal, when to brake, and when to rest."
— The Urbanologist
"In Holy Spokes Laura Everett offers us the world as viewed from the handlebars of her bike as she navigates Boston's urban landscape, complete with sharrows, greenways, and contemplative aspects of cycling culture. She offers cadence and communion with the world around her as a way of being in a chaotic world. This book is a delight."
— author of Consider the Birds
"Even if you don't trade your car for a bike (which you might), reading this book will help you cultivate an awareness that the presence of God is among us—not just in the bright shiny moments but on the pavement, in the mundane, the gritty and the fragile. This intelligent, witty, and thoroughly engaging book will help you remember to practice seeing. Everett is a wise teacher. This is a wonderful book."
William H. Lamar IV
— Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, DC
"For anyone who has longed to look at the beating heart of their city through the lens of faith, Laura Everett provides a winsome two-wheeled tour. She brings us on an urban immersion experience, helping us pay attention to neighbors as well as neighborhoods, person by person and street by street. What she understands about building community is valuable to faith and community leaders alike."
"Fresh and delightful. . . . 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."