101 Ways to Hasten the Work Online, book by Larry Richman
101 Ways to Hasten the Work Online

80-page book with 62 color illustrations

By Larry Richman

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encourage Latter-day Saints to use technology and social media to hasten the work of salvation. This book suggests 101 easy, practical ways to hasten the work online.

101 Ways to Hasten the Work Online, by Larry Richman 

The book has the following 4 sections:

  1. Introduction. It defines "hastening the work" and explains why it is important. It describes how God has inspired men to invent technologies to assist in the hastening of the work in the latter days. Finally, it provides quotes from our Church leaders about using the Internet and social media to flood the earth with testimonies of the Savior and His restored gospel.

  2. Internet and social media basics. This section gives a brief overview of the Internet and provides a quick tutorial on some of the major social media channels (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Hashtags, and blogs).

  3. Tips on hastening the work online. A few matters to consider about how to interact faithfully and kindly with people online.

  4. 101 Ways to Hasten the Work Online. This is the major part of the book, listing 101 easy, practical things you can do. Each idea is explained simply in a few short paragraphs.

Some of the ideas from the book:

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101 Ways to Hasten the Work by Larry Richman on display at Deseret Book

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About the Author

Larry Richman

LARRY RICHMAN is an online marketing professional who has worked for the Church directing LDS.org, social media, project management, product management, and publishing.

He has published over 3,200 articles at LDSMediaTalk.com about using Church materials and technology to share the gospel. He is a regular contributor to the Church News and Meridian Magazine.

Book Information

  • Size: 6” x 9”
  • 80 pages with 62 color illustrations
  • ISBN: 978-0-941846-26-4

Published by Century Publishing, P O Box 11307, Salt Lake City, Utah 84147

This book is not a publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The views expressed herein are the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the position of the Church.

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Copyright © 2014-2018 by Century Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT

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Why should we hasten the work online?

Elder David A. Bednar at BYU Education Week 

Elder David A. Bednar at BYU Campus Education Week, August 2014:

Brothers and sisters, what has been accomplished thus far in this dispensation communicating gospel messages through social media channels is a good beginning—but only a small trickle.  I now extend to you the invitation to help transform the trickle into a flood….I exhort you to sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth—messages that are authentic, edifying, and praiseworthy—and literally to sweep the earth as with a flood. ("To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood")

Church Handbook 2:

Members are encouraged to use the Internet to flood the earth with testimonies of the Savior and His restored gospel. They should view blogs, social networks, and other Internet technologies as tools that allow them to amplify their voice in promoting the messages of peace, hope, and joy that accompany faith in Christ. (Handbook 2, chapter 21.1.22)


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Reader Comments

"The book is great. With all the opportunities to share the Gospel, there is no reason not to be a member missionary! Many great helps and ideas."






















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