LIGHT ON THE PATH offers new college students advice and encouragement designed to foster greater happiness and success. John Beck and Marmy Clason blend time-tested instruction with insights drawn from God's Word, allowing Christian students to grow spiritually as they become comfortable with their new learning environment. This first-year success textbook distinguishes itself from others by adding the Bible's beacon of light to the traditional direction and encouragement offered to first-year college students.
John Beck earned a Ph.D. in theology from Trinity International University. He has taught for 15 years at a Christian liberal arts university where he directed the first-year experience program. Beck is frequently invited to speak on the topics of first-year orientation and effective teaching in the college classroom, particularly at the National Conference for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. He is published both in the areas of biblical studies and first-year experience.
Marmy Clason has taught undergraduate courses for the last 10 years and has been involved with the first-year experience movement at a Christian liberal arts university for the last 7 years. She has frequently spoken about the first-year experience and effective college teaching in a variety of national settings. With John Beck, Clason co-authored ON THE EDGE OF SUCCESS (Wadsworth 2003) in support of college students who are on academic probation.
"Light on the Path provides students with instruction in both the skills required for academic success and the reasons for developing these skills as an extension of their commitment to Christ." - Gloria Bradshaw, Abilene Christian University
"In my opinion, this text remains the best in its class for Liberty University students. Its integration of scriptural principle with academic excellence is exactly the combination which we desire." - Barbara N. Sherman, Liberty University
"We love the author's writing style. [It is] easy to read and flows well. The overall tone and voice is good, too. It is non-threatening, it is not a sermon, and it gives helpful tips on how to improve." - Heather Schoffstall, Liberty University
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