Cast Your Net Again...For Such a Time as This
About the Book
In your hands you hold a gift that will help provide a steadying, strengthening force for the living of these days. Cast Your Net Again...For Such a Time as This is an eclectic collection of scripture, prayer, music, written words, and artistic expressions that afford us gracious gifts of perspective and assurance. We hear and see the perspectives of fellow pilgrims who seek to live faithfully as followers of Christ. Likewise, by way of the wisdom gleaned from Christian traditions that span the centuries, we receive the assurance that we are not alone. So much of what we have experienced since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic has had a disorienting effect on our day-to-day lives, the institutions, and the organizations on which we have counted, and – if we are being honest – on our faith. As you have the opportunity to peruse these pages, linger over the images and listen to the music included in each chapter, let the words of ancient scripture and contemporary authors find new life in your heart and mind and so discover the gifts of faith, hope, and love that sustain and keep us through it all.
Music sample: https://cast.jacobsladdercdc.org/home/o-holy-vision-most-glorious
About the Author
Lana Lee Marler offers her second book in this writing. Her first book, which was also a personal worship resource, entitled: Follow Me – A Seasonal Journey, was published in 2017. Lana is a poet, singer/song writer, and church music director. A wife and mother, she is partner in ministry with her husband who is a United Methodist minister. Lana is an artist in any medium, but long ago chose music to express her relationship to God. Her faith journey led her to a major in sacred music in college and has crossed the landscape of three denominations: Baptist, Methodist and Episcopal. Spending countless hours mastering the hymnody and liturgies of these quite varied traditions has added depth and richness to her Christian perspective. Moreover, her musical DNA is infused with the music of the times in which she grew-up – the 1960’s. Whether the song is Joan Baez’s “Swing Low” or “Just As I Am” sung from a back row Baptist pew, she connects with each tradition in authenticity. In 2004, Lana and her husband, Rev. William D. Marler, co-founded Jacob’s LadderTM Community Development Corporation, a non-profit charity serving inner-city Memphis, where the Gospel of Christ is shared through community-building, housing rehabilitation and education. All proceeds from this book will go to benefit the communities served by Jacob’s LadderTM. (jacobsladdercdc.org)