Fr. Himes gives a fresh, inspiring view of many traditional establishments of the Catholic Church. He throws a new light on basic teachings and makes one look at them from a different perspective; a perspective that often opens the mind to see clearly teachings which were formerly muddled and confusing. A great piece of literature for any person pursuing the truth through reason.
If you want to learn what the Catholic Church teaches, you will have to look elsewhere. In this and other books by Fr. Michael Himes, the heresy of Modernism (which the Catholic Church has rebuked) is what you'll find. Fr. Himes passes his skewed views off as being those of the Church. If you are just interested in fluffy, feel good theology by all means read his writings. If you are serious about learning the true facts of the faith read books by Scott Hahn, Patrick Madrid, Fr. Michael Scanlan, Fulton Sheen, or anything by the Church Fathers.