The Blueprint

The Blueprint

A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms

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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101429532
  • 256 Pages
  • Gotham
  • Adult


Seven-time Grammy award winning artist offers an inspiring blend of God and grit for building a fulfilling life

The Blueprint is a transparent approach to talking about issues-from marriage to politics to sex and religion-and it’s from my perspective. Not from a Princeton, mainline, protestant, evangelical or liberal viewpoint, but from a 2010 Christian moderate with swag.”
–Kirk Franklin

Gospel artist Kirk Franklin’s faith wasn’t always as strong as it is today. His father abandoned his family; his mother constantly told Kirk that he was an unwanted child and left him to be adopted when he was four; his sister became a crack addict; he never saw a black man who was faithful in marriage. Despite his shaky foundation he found strength and success through his music and through God.

In The Blueprint, Franklin will explain how by communicating with life’s architect, God, he learned to see hardships as necessary life propellants and moved on to become the bestselling gospel musician in recent history, as well as a devoted husband and loving father.

This is not a step program, it’s a lifelong journey. With Franklin’s guidance, you will:

-pursue your dreams without losing yourself in the chase
-do some lifescaping to eliminate the “weeds” that hold you back
-declare your life to be drama-free
-get past your fears, so you can live and love fully
-pass the baton to future generations by leading by example

It’s time to take faith out of the church pews and into our everyday lives. With hope, devotion, and strength, The Blueprint offers a plan to help you move beyond hardships to create your own personal Blueprint for life.

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“Kirk Franklin takes the church beyond the traditional, transitioning his life’s experiences into life lessons.”
-T.D. Jakes

“Franklin mixed ‘God and grit’ to create an honest map for the life he prays others will lead.”

“If you’re in need of a spiritual boost, you’ll rise up after reading The Blueprint.”

“A perfect gift for a graduate. Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin provides readers with a “blueprint” for how to rise above obstacles on the road to success.”

“Franklin shares his personal trials and triumphs and how he used them to propel him to success.”

“Kirk Franklin puts his gospel on the page. A down-to-earth spiritual guide for anyone trying to ‘live above life’s storms.'”

“The book reads like a conversation with Franklin, combining his hip language with vivid, realistic scenarios that readers can easily see themselves in as he approaches key life lessons.”

“Whether you’re down and out, misguided, or simply need a boost to push forward, The Blueprint is the essential guide to creating a better you, one day at a time. Success doesn’t come easy, but it will come with a helping hand. Follow The Blueprint and start living the life you were always meant to live.”
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