I read this book as a practising Catholic hoping to learn more about my faith. However, the view presented is a very parochial, US liberal one ie not representative of what the faith means for the majority of the world's Catholics. It is also theologically dubious, coming up with statements such as 'Mary is the female face of God'. While I've certainly heard of Wisdom or Sophia being God's feminine aspect, I have yet to hear of the Trinity having expanding to include Mary within its ranks.
Also, the book's insistence on using 'inclusive' language has led to some very odd and clumsy phrasing. It furthermore presents as Catholic belief rituals performed out of local superstition by certain Catholic communities.
If you are hoping for an objective presentation of Catholic belief, practice and history, don't bother. If you are hoping to understand why Catholicism is so widely practised around the world, you won't find the answer in this book. Indeed, I left the book puzzled as to why anybody would want to follow this religion. However, if you're interested in finding out how some Catholics interpret their religion then this book is worth a look.