Dale Lloyd

Canadian Author | Outdoor Enthusiast
Husband, Father & Mentor to Many

The Heart Unstructured

The Heart Unstructured can be described as a love story, a romance… but it infinitely transcends that genre. The book itself is an allegory, and the author, as a master of metaphor, paints a vivid picture of the tragic truth of mere religion, and the way it compels its adherents to conform to its rituals and rigidity while silencing the voice of the heart, which longs for authentic, dynamic relational connection with the Creator and the whole of creation.

In our zeal to be “right,” we so often sacrifice the mystery and deep wonder of relational intimacy for which we are designed.

This is the conflict the two main characters in the book find themselves in as expressed in the following excerpt from the book:

‘Standing on the steps of our respective religious cultures each Sunday morning and fixing our gaze upon one another just across the narrow street, our hearts could not accept that I could love God as a Roman Catholic and she could love God as a Baptist, but we could never love each other.’

After reading all of Dale Lloyd’s books, I expected The Heart Unstructured to be a book that would challenge my thinking and hold my interest from the first page to the last. I was not disappointed. The author weaves a story of intrigue and romance. The humanity of each character becomes real as you enjoy the art and delight in the unfolding of a great story.

I pondered the deep, almost hidden message to the reader. The characters come alive in their burning passion and fierce determination to think and live beyond deeply ingrained structures of thought based upon family and religious cultures.

Most readers will find their own personal story in this amazing story of The Heart Unstructured.

– Claire

Kingston ON

October's Dying | H. Dale Lloyd

Other Books Written By Dale Lloyd

Discover the History of Native people

October’s Dying—though a novel—graphically reflects the horrific history of Canada’s relationship with the Indigenous Peoples of the country. It reveals Canada’s best kept “dirty little secret” widely recognized as genocide.

Long before Canada became a nation (1867) the European influence was at work north of the 49th. Parallel. The Jesuit Order of the Roman Catholic priesthood was present in New France—later to become the Province of Quebec. This was as early as the mid-sixteenth century, and from the beginning the European passion was to assimilate the Native Peoples of the land into the various forms of European culture—and most especially religious culture.

A Tale of Two Fields:

A PERSONAL JOURNEY OUT OF LEGALISM by H. Dale Lloyd (2009-11-04) Paperback – 1608

What Readers Say about the Book

“Although this is a “religious” book, it is not about religion. It’s about being freed from religion and all of its restraints upon a true communion with a holy God. The author skillfully uses the analogy of two fields–hence the title–to compare the vastly different life of religious conformity with a life of unbridled faith. The Foreword sets the tone that conformity to a ritual is not a life of faith, but the freeing influence of shedding the conformity is freedom for the spirit. This book is a thinking man’s commentary on the modern church and church experience. A must read–and re-read.

A Tale of Two Fields is a treasure yet to be discovered.”


Wrappers and Revelation:


What Readers Say about the Book

“Author’s revealing insight into how we view the world and the people around us. The exterior “wrappings” set up the impression without ever looking at the gift. Our paradigm shifts when the gifts around us are revealed. Excellent read.


January’s Child:

THE COLOUR OF A SOUL by H. Dale Lloyd | Paperback

What Readers Say about the Book

“JANUARY’S CHILD, though written as a novel, reflects, in part, the life experience of Darline Chancy Lloyd, Haiti’s most beautiful daughter, whom we had the privilege of adopting. She is presently twenty years old. As parents our first concern is the welfare of our dear daughter, as she moves through the various involvements of her life. But as with all the details of our personal experiences there is a larger picture. Experience is the filter through which we see and interpret life.”

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