Many such books have been written, both for the Roman rite and the Byzantine. (A problem affecting the other Apostolic Churches?) While I dislike the term "rationalism" being applied to those who seek to clarify the meaning of the Eucharist (Fr. Bouyer, Fr. Schmemann), at this point I think it is the correct approach. Seeking to enshroud the Eucharist in a counter-rationalist (even Romantic?) notion of "mystery" does not really help the laity develop a proper Christian spirituality.
Fr. Z: BOOK: Nothing Superfluous: An Explanation of the Symbolism of the Rite of St. Gregory the Great