A Book Review–Relational Reality

Relational Reality

by Le Baily Boyston

“Most of us live a life wrapped in a subjective fiction we call “our reality”. This book is grounded in applicable behavioral skills proven over thousands of years. In this post modern age there has never been a more important ether to objective truth. Never has there been a time when connections to objective reality has been needed more. These rules for relationships have lasted literally thousands of years and brought about civilization as we know it. We stand on the threshold of losing the very truths of intimate relationships into a morass of confusion.”

Boydston seeks to approach relationships in a logical, rational manner, appealing to those in the field of science and with out a foundation of spirituality.  His book can be summed up by Jesus in these words, “Thou salt love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind and strength, and your neighbor as yourself.”

His book is dry, rational, and fails to touch on the reality of entering into relationships in a personal way. His book does not see the grey areas of life.

The book does not touch on a relationship with the Divine, but places everything in the rational context.

Frankly, I found the book unappealing, boring, and no  attempt to apply his tenants to real life. On a scale of ten I rate the book 3.

Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164


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