Goodreads asked Brant D. Baker:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Brant D. Baker The "50 Skills You Need" book was inspired by a friend of mine. David has been part of the church I pastor for almost seven years. When he first came to us his life was falling apart in lots of ways and he needed help. Over the years, and with lots of hard work, he has now a completely new person. One day I realized that there were a lot of things David never learned when he was growing up, essential skills that I actually see missing in the lives of lots of people. The book began by me putting together a list of about 30 such skills. Then I showed the list to my Facebook community and asked them to add what they thought were other essential skills for life. My friends had a lot of great ideas, but I was eventually able to hone the list down to the 50 in the book.

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