Franklin grew up with a mom who didn't want him and the notion that black men weren't faithful in marriage. How did he overcome these hardships? Sharing a no-holds-barred account of his struggles as a son, father, husband, singer, African American, and Christian, he helps you defeat difficulties and build your own blueprint for a successful life! 240 pages, softcover from Gotham.
Kirk Franklin is the top gospel artist in Nielsen Soundscan history, selling more than twelve million albums and more than twenty #1 gospel hits. The host of his own BET talent search program, Sunday Best, he is the winner of seven Grammy awards, six NAACP awards, and many other honors. Also the author of the memoir, Church Boy: My Music & My Life, he lives in Texas with his wife, Tammy, and their four children.
"Kirk Franklin takes the church beyond the traditional, transitioning his life's experiences into life lessons."
"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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