Read it the first time as a story. The second time was a request by Jesus to read it as a study. And I am as impressed with the book as an instructional teaching as I am with the inspirational quality of his life story.
I purchased two copies of Rees Howells Intercessorand gave one to my friend for Christmas. It was a great inspiring book...causing a desire in me to become all that God wants me to be. I anticipate many discusions between my friend and I on this book!