So should I just get both books or just the first one? My priest recommended it, and been doing some googling and many Orthodox love him.
I've started reading the first book. It is definitely one I would recommend. I don't have the second book, but have been recommended to read it after I finish the first one. I think I might have heard or read somewhere that the two are actually one book that was broken into two for publishing as it was being translated.
I intended to read a chapter before my going to sleep. Well, I could not put it down -- until I had finished the entire book in one reading.
My experience is the complete opposite. I can only read one or two of the short chapters at a time and then have to put the book down and give myself time to think about what I just read.