This book is great for those that are interested in study of the Church, and preaching. The theories, and methods presented can be old-fashioned at times, but easily brought to more modern terms by a minimal use of imagination.
There is a significant amount of fairly deep theology in here, so not necessarily for the new Christian. I found it to be very enlightening, and educational for myself (I would consider myself to be a maturing Christian). Great for those that want an in-depth look at the theologies that make us Christians!