"Confessions from the Smoking Bench" started as a casual conversation during a smoke break, which turned into journal entries between authors Jacob Erdman and Breanna Federico. They then decided to create a book to show the world that they are Christians with normal, everyday lives who struggle and make mistakes. They may get confused and angry from time to time, but they never forget their purpose or who is in charge. Writing this book made them dig deep and work hard to make every word and every thought count. They truly believe it will open eyes and touch hearts, which is exactly what they wanted to do.