About Tina Spendlove

Tina Spendlove (MA, Health Psychology, Northcentral University) has spent most of her adult life caring for her five children and eight grandchildren, as well as working with her husband designing consumer goods. Her principal areas of study and interest are health and nutrition and how these influence human cognition and behavior. Having spent the majority of the past two decades living abroad (China, Africa, and most recently Brazil) has afforded her the opportunity to gain a broader cultural perspective of gospel principles in action.

Turning to the Lord With the Whole Heart: The Doctrine of Repentance in the Bible and the Book of Mormon

Abstract: Repentance is considered one of the foundational principles of the gospel. As demonstrated in this article, there is a harmony in how repentance is portrayed in the Old Testament, New Testament, and Book of Mormon. In all three books the principle of repentance is shown to be a two-part process of turning away from sin and returning to the Lord through good works. Just as faith has been called “active belief,” repentance could be called “active remorse,” and must be accompanied by good works to be effective in our lives. The goal and end result of sincere repentance is a turning to the Lord with the whole heart, enabling us to return to the presence of God. Continue reading