Kirk Franklin Maps Out 'The Blueprint'

According to seven-time Grammy Award-winner Kirk Franklin, his new book, "The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life's Storms," 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." Enough said. ESSENCE.COM rang Franklin to discuss his new literary project, his definition of success and what he looks forward to in the near future.


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