Author: David P. Fisler
We can all be cleansed from sin--but only on conditions of repentance. Whenever we repent, it takes us another step toward being like Christ, even being perfect. Comprehensive yet concise, this repentance resource will help bring you peace and come closer to the Lord each time you repent.
Table of Contents
Section 1: What Is Repentance?
Section 2: Why Repent?
Section 3: The Conditions of Repentance
As a former bishop and now as a branch president, I have met with many members who wanted to repent of their sins and obtain forgiveness from the Lord but didn't know how to do so. Some were unaware of the magnitude of their transgressions, particularly serious sexual sins. To help them better understand the glorious and vital "doctrine of repentance" (D&C 68:25), I desired to give them a small book that explained repentance and its associated gospel principles in short, easy-to-read chapters-both for their personal study and to review in our discussions together. Unable to find such a book, I decided to write this one. There are other much more exhaustive books on the subject (such as Spencer W. Kimball's The Miracle of Forgiveness) and books containing chapters on repentance, but I hope you will find this concise, dedicated work to be a valuable guide on how to repent and a source of encouragement as you seek forgiveness.
About the Author:
David P. Fisler received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brigham Young University in 1981. He has worked for several companies in a variety of software engineering and management positions and currently runs a small technology business he co-founded in 1994.
Brother Fisler has nearly 20 years of local leadership experience in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a high councilor, counselor in multiple bishoprics and in a branch presidency, bishop, and young single adult branch president. As a young man, he served as a full-time missionary in the Mexico Hermosillo Mission.
While in Mexico he discovered the sport of racquetball and has been an avid player ever since.
He and his wife, Joan, are the parents of four children and live in San Diego, California.