101 Ways to Hasten the Work Online
101 Ways to Hasten the Work Online
80-page, 6” x 9” 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.
The book has the following 4 sections:
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.
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, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Hashtags, and blogs).
Tips on hastening the work online. A few matters to consider about how to interact faithfully and kindly with people online.
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.
- Book review in Meridian Magazine: New Book Gives 101 Practical Ways to Hasten the Work Online
- Article in LDS Living magazine: 8 Unique (and Painless) Ways to Share the Gospel Online
- Article in Deseret News: What’s new: ‘101 Ways to Hasten the Work Online’ shares practical ideas
- Article in LDSMissionaries.com: 6 Tools to Make You a Stellar Online Missionary
- The book is mentioned in the Forbes article “How Mormons Use The Internet To Spread The Good Word“
- News article in Mormon Times
About the Author
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 3,300 articles at LDS Media Talk and LDS365.com about using Church resources and technology to share the gospel. He is a regular contributor to the Church News and Meridian Magazine. See Larry Richman’s author page on Amazon. Browse other books by Larry Richman.
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. Published by Century Publishing, P O Box 11307, Salt Lake City, Utah 84147. Browse other books by Century Publishing.
Why should we hasten the work online?
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, 21.1.22)