The God Process

Memoir of Miracles

Non-Fiction - Memoir
142 Pages
Reviewed on 10/30/2016
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Author Biography

Kirk S. Boote is a Canadian. His family immigrated to Canada in the early 1900s and homesteaded in northern Saskatchewan.

The God Process looks at this journey of life through his Memoir of Miracles and he brings a compelling perspective to the reality of God. The book gives new insight to the “why” of life and a different outlook as to what God is trying to do.

In the messages that God offers comes the seeds to make life better. In this exploration of God we find a deeper meaning to the soul. Life is a shared experience and if we are to change the world for the better it will come from a message that God offers us.

There is a whisper of God that enters the soul. We all have the potential to be guided by a higher source. That message does not come just to one person, but to all of us. If there is a hope for peace in our world it will come from a message that helps us to see past our beliefs that divide us and helps us find our humanity that God created.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

There is a fundamental belief that binds us together as humanity, and that is the mystery of life and the higher power. Whether one believes in God or not and irrespective of what faith one follows, at one point or another we have all encountered circumstances that have changed our life path. Such events are not the work of man; they are guided by the invisible hand from high up above. In his book titled The God Process: Memoir of Miracles, Kirk S. Boote explains this mystery of God's presence in our lives and the miracles that result from that presence. Kirk S. Boote aims to help his readers understand and recognise the presence of God in our day-to-day lives, and to know that God is with us every step of the way. The book gives fresh insight on the meaning of miracles, love and choice, and how these all entwine to bring about life changing events that will forever alter one's path.

The God Process: Memoir of Miracles by Kirk S. Boote is a compelling read about life's miracles, how they are delivered to us, and how they alter our life course. For me, the central message in this book was about achieving spiritual growth, purpose, endurance, understanding and fulfilment through recognising God's work in your life and in the lives of others, irrespective of your religion. By internalising the message in this book, one will receive enlightenment about love, faith, life and purpose. Using his own journey and the stories of others with whom his path has crossed, Kirk S. Boote delivers his message in a simple and compelling way. The miracles that change our lives might be major events or small ones and they might come through joyous moments or painful ones. Kirk S. Boote's hope is that we will recognize and embrace them so that we may find our path and purpose. After internalizing his message, I have a completely new understanding of the meaning of a miracle.

Jack Magnus

The God Process: Memoir of Miracles is a non-fiction inspirational collection of memoirs written by Kirk Sidney Boote. The author explores the concept of God and the interconnectedness of life and human consciousness with that divine concept. His stories use memories from his own and his parents' and grandparents' lives to illustrate and build on his premise. While his approach is that of a Christian, his words are meant to be non-denominational, and he invites non-believers and believers alike to consider what he has to share. His stories begin with that of his great-grandparents who emigrated to northern Saskatchewan in the early 1900s, a rugged life that had its share of hardships. His grandmother would tell him stories from her childhood of tent revivals and traveling preachers. He also recounts the story of how his father, who had suffered from severe, debilitating asthma as a child, was cured by a Jewish Rabbi who came to the family's home to pray over him. His father, who had frequently had to be hospitalized, was cured.

Kirk Sidney Boote's inspirational collection of memoirs, The God Process: Memoir of Miracles, is an original and thought-provoking series of discourses on the divine. I was particularly impressed by the author's ability to see past his Christian theology and embrace a God who is there for all worshipers of creeds. His dismissal of the God-in-a-box culture of Sunday worship in favor of a godly oriented thought process is likely to be seen as a refreshing change for many who have become disillusioned by organized religion and big-box churches. Boote tells of his time spent working on a kibbutz in Israel in the late 1970s, and his recollections of those tumultuous times and his experiences there are fascinating, as are his stories about his father-in-law's experiences in the trenches during World War II. Throughout these tales, the grace of God and the author's message shines through most brightly. The God Process: Memoir of Miracles is highly recommended.

Lex Allen

According to the author, Kirk S. Boote, The God Process is “not just about Christianity. God did not have us all born into Christianity. Yet, my encounter with God was through my Christianity. My story of family and life I hope transcends all faiths.” This is an inspirational book that uses personal vignettes to explain the author’s beliefs concerning the mystery of life and our relationship with a God that is not necessarily the omniscient, grandfatherly figure of monotheism; rather, a God that is one with all things.

Mr. Boote states up front that his beliefs are Christian, and yet as the book progresses, his beliefs appear solidly planted as pantheist in nature (no pun intended). As my own beliefs align with several of those espoused in The God Process, I had no problem following the events and their correlation to the universal oneness he describes. Still, I had difficulty separating the narrative between the “scenes” that come across as good old fashioned evangelizing, using God in a biblical fashion and therefore, diametrically opposite the proffered beliefs and connectivity to the individual vignette.

Mr. Boote makes several excellent arguments for the power of miracles, death and what possibly lies beyond death’s door, as well as souls and soul mates. I could relate to the author’s posit that the knowledge necessary to unlock the secrets of the universe are not available to us while in the experience of life. I recommend this intriguing book of ideas to all who seek that which is beyond our scope of understanding, but can settle for an approximation — a potential answer.

Hilary Hawkes

The God Process: Memoir of Miracles by Kirk S. Boote explains how as “spiritual beings having a human experience,” we encounter events and moments that enable us to realize our true nature and the purpose God has for us. But this depends on our recognizing and responding to those moments or miracles. The book follows a chapter by chapter explanation of how our lives shape us through experiences, our families and other people. The author explains his own encounters with a myriad of situations that led him to an understanding of how God works.

Not intended to represent any particular religion, The God Process is one of those books that is written from the heart. Kirk S. Boote tells us of his own experiences – from tragedies, setbacks, adventures, new beginnings, etc - to explain his theory of the meaning and the “why” of his life and life in general. The short chapters and approachable language style make this a thoroughly readable book that will appeal to anyone seeking purpose and understanding, or a deeper faith regardless of religion. I like the acknowledgement that faith is not about religion or following sets of rules, but rather about finding God moments and so discovering the essence of our beingness.

The author links biblical verses to his explanations, and there is some importance attached to the way dreams or visions can lead and influence us too. I found myself agreeing wholeheartedly with the book’s idea that it is when we accept and love ourselves that we can become more for others and grow spiritually and emotionally too. A thought-provoking and inspiring book that helps us see life is full of moments when God provides guidance, insights and miracles.

Mamta Madhavan

The God Process: Memoir of Miracles by Kirk S. Boote is a book that will make readers do some soul-searching. By exploring moments of the author’s life through God, readers get to discover the roots of their soul; that part which gives meaning to the self and meaning to life. Readers get to explore what they cannot see and unravel the mystery of their existence on earth. The God Process, as the author terms it, speaks about the challenges we face and our journey of miracles, wonders, tragedies, and family. This is a memoir where readers get to discover God again and feel His power and presence in everyone’s life.

The book is encouraging and uplifting. The author’s story captures a life lesson and tells readers how life lessons awaken the soul to a different kind of life. The author’s experiences are real, relatable, and palpable to readers, making it easy for them to connect with his thoughts and words. The author’s personal experiences reiterate the love of God for all of us and leave us with the reassurance that God will never abandon us at any stage of our lives. The memoir shows us that God is actively engaged in our life and in all of his creation. It also guides readers to listen to messages that move their collective consciousness and help them make good choices for the earth, revolving around peace and sustainability. Readers will be motivated to seek God more so that they can find a deeper meaning of love.