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The Blueprint

A Plan for Living Above Life's Storms

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


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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From Publishers Weekly

Apr 12, 2010 – Franklin is a musician and seven-time Grammy Award winner whose early life was anything but a blueprint for success. Yet succeed he did. Born to a teenage mom who didn t want him and to a father he never knew, he was adopted by his aunt. Franklin was introduced to Christianity early on, but his home environment was harsh and unloving. Given his history, this artist s future often seemed dismal, and yet Franklin tells his fans that God reached down and changed him, and slowly, but markedly, transformed his thinking and his lifestyle to one that followed a pattern of biblical manhood. Throughout the text, Franklin expounds upon faith, relationships, parenting, sex, and marriage, with a casual, energetic verve that will either win readers over or annoy those who find it disorganized and underedited. No doubt, Franklin s story is told to ennoble men and women of faith, but much of the content comes across as put together in piecemeal fashion.

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Kirk Franklin- The Blueprint

Kirk has done it again! He has for many years connected with his audience through his music - but now has entered a new frontier in writing a book. This book is AWESOME - Kirk will have you laughing one minute, crying the next, or reflecting on a truth he mentions that makes you dig deeper into your own experience.

I cannot do this book justice - just go get it!

Kirk Franklin: Blueprint

This book is amazing. I am in love with it. There's not too many books that makes never want to stop reading it. This book is like a revaluation of self. I am working on my blueprint!!!

The Blueprint
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Christianity
  • Published: May 18, 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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