Go and Do Likewise: A Call to Follow Jesus in a Life of Mercy and Mission

By Amy DiMarcangelo

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Go and Do Likewise: A Call to Follow Jesus in a Life of Mercy and Mission

By Amy DiMarcangelo

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Learning to Extend God’s Compassion to Those Who Need It Most 

In love, Jesus came to redeem sinful people and restore a fallen world, and he invites all of his followers to join this good work. But how can believers effectively care for their neighbors when life is so marred by sin and suffering? Is it possible for ordinary Christians to participate in God’s mission to restore a broken world?

From a theological perspective, Go and Do Likewise explores God’s grand story of redemption to uncover how ordinary Christians can extend God’s compassion to those in need. Author Amy DiMarcangelo builds on biblical principles and provides discussion questions for everyday application. This practical book encourages believers to joyfully engage in Christ’s mission—relying on the gospel to spur mercy, justice, and generosity to those who need it most. 

  • Explores the Gospel to Shape Christlike Christians: Encourages believers to show mercy, justice, generosity, and love to those who need it most 
  • Interactive: Discussion questions provide readers with reflection and everyday application
  • Appeals to Laypeople and Church Leaders Alike: Encourages the everyday Christian and provides church leaders with practical actions for church ministry

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Amy DiMarcangelo

Amy DiMarcangelo is the author of A Hunger for More and a regular contributor at the Gospel Coalition. She also writes about discipleship, mission, and books at her website, equippedformercy.com. Amy is a graduate student at Westminster Theological Seminary and lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.

Product Details

Title: Go and Do Likewise
Subtitle: A Call to Follow Jesus in a Life of Mercy and Mission
Published: September 26, 2023
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8806-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8806-8
Category: Christian Living
Church Ministry
Retail Price: $16.99
Binding: Paperback
Trim: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Page Count: 192

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: God’s Story Shapes Our Perspective
Chapter 2: Who Is My Neighbor?
Chapter 3: Imitators of God
Chapter 4: Orphans and Widows and Sojourners and . . .  
Chapter 5: The Power of Words
Chapter 6: The Mission of Money
Chapter 7: Our Homes Are a Base for Mercy
Chapter 8: Where Do We Go from Here?

Appendix: How Can I Discern Which Organization to Support?
Recommended Reading
General Index
Scripture Index


“I was challenged by this book in the best ways. Each chapter quickened my heart to Christ’s. Amy DiMarcangelo reminded me of the real words and deeds and calling of my Savior. That alone was so encouraging. But then she showed me how to go and do likewise in my own life and context. This book is both worshipful and practical. It can feel overwhelming to see the needs of the world and not know how to engage. But I ended the book with both the peace of my sovereign Savior and the urgency of his call to go. If you want to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, start here.”
Jen Oshman, author, Enough about Me and Cultural Counterfeits; Host, All Things podcast; Women’s Ministry Director, Redemption Parker, Colorado

“Too often Christians feel like they have to choose between the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, between compassion and conviction. Scripture, however, doesn’t allow us to do that. Amy DiMarcangelo walks readers through the pages of Scripture, joyfully inviting them to engage in Christ’s mission to redeem and restore. If you love Jesus and want to follow him into a lost and dying world, you’ll want to pick up this book.”
Daniel Darling, Director, The Land Center for Cultural Engagement; author, A Way with Words; Agents of Grace; and The Dignity Revolution

“I’ve never read a book that speaks to mission quite the way Amy DiMarcangelo’s does. This is a missions book for ordinary folk—nonheroic Christians who are faithful but need fresh lights pointing in new directions. DiMarcangelo helps us by navigating a wise and compelling course—not veering into guilt motivation, but at the same time not letting us comfortable Christians applaud but stay out of the game. She balances ‘go take risks’ and ‘stay and support well,’ physical needs and spiritual needs, justice and mercy, compassion and wisdom. DiMarcangelo’s writing and life are driven by an infectious passion to glorify Jesus in tangible and self-denying ways. It’s a passion that always circles back to biblical truth and gospel focus. DiMarcangelo speaks challenge to my comfort, faith to my fears, and tasks to my hands. Let her do the same for you.”
Andy Farmer, pastor; author, Ordinary Greatness: A Life of Elias Boudinot

Go and Do Likewise is a compelling call to ordinary Christians—all Christians—to join the mission of gospel-fueled mercy and justice. With great wisdom and humility, Amy DiMarcangelo challenges and inspires readers with a thoroughly biblical, Christ-exalting view of missional living. This book is equal parts theological and practical. It will do more than encourage and convict you, it will inform and equip you. Most of it all, it will lead you to a deeper love of Jesus and a greater love of those he loves. Go and Do Likewise has gained a permanent place on my shelf, and I plan to reread it—and reorient my heart to its message—on a regular basis.”
Jamie Finn, author, Foster the Family