Pursue Us with Mercy is a creative non-fiction memoir. Its author, Joshua Joseph Burkett, is a sex offender with a child victim. Having served time in jail, prison, and parole since April of 2000, Joshua's recovery has been one of self-discovery, accountability, and the exorcism of psychosexual demons. This is an important account of struggle with addiction and introduces a vital voice in the prevention of child abuse. As a youth, Burkett was subjected to sexual abuse from an older boy and lived in a chaotic and dysfunctional household. He credits his father with being the one constant factor of love and support. Joshua Joseph Burkett approaches all aspects of his life with a fierce sense of humor, earthly spiritual perspective, and unwavering gravity. Rather than wallowing in the wake of his crime, Joshua Joseph Burkett pours himself into his recovery using the written word to reach out to others. Burkett exposes his soul, often asking more questions than he can answer. This gay Episcopalian uses his own ugly story to illustrate God's grace. Pursue Us with Mercy, Joshua Joseph Burkett's first book, explores the question posed by Rev. J. Barry Vaughn: "Where can we go that God does not pursue us with mercy and love?" The gravity of this moving story is balanced by frank and often humorous anecdotes involving O.J. Simpson, John Wayne Bobbitt, Joe Biden, the Fremont Street Experience, diabetes, Wicca, prison romance, and the Episcopal Church.