The Contest for “The Blueprint” by Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin is over!

We have a winner! Congrats to Steph, who correctly answered with Mahalia Jackson and Frank Lloyd Wright. I hope you enjoy the book, Steph.

Thanks to the fine folks at Gotham Books, I‘m offering offered a paperback copy of The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms, an unapologetically Christian self-help book written by seven-time Grammy award winning Gospel artist Kirk Franklin. In it Franklin reveals his most intimate life struggles and offers his blueprint for propelling toward a fulfilling spiritual life in the face of adversity.

Win this book!

The Blueprint is a part-memoir, part-instructional guide that chronicles Franklin’s own adversities with drugs, teenage parenthood and poverty which, with the guidance of God, resulted in the life lessons that ultimately brought him success. Franklin offers his guide, his blueprint, to help individuals achieve success in their own lives. The Blueprint is the essential guide to creating a better you, one day at a time.

The winner answered these two questions correctly:

As a young boy, Robert Darden (founder of the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project) was captivated by one gospel singer’s voice, playing her record over and over. Who was that singer? (Hint: she’s on every page of this blog.)

Since Kirk Franklin uses blueprints as an extended metaphor, the second question has to do with Arcosanti architect Paolo Soleri. Soleri came to the U.S. to apprentice with what famous American architect?

Good luck.

The fine print:

The first person who correctly answer both questions and leaves the answers as a comment on the blog wins.

Free shipping in the continental U.S.

The decision of the judge (me, David Licata) is final.

6 Replies to “The Contest for “The Blueprint” by Gospel Artist Kirk Franklin is over!”

  1. I know! I know! Mahalia Jackson & Frank Lloyd Wright. My mother tells me I met MJ when I was little.

    1. Well what do you know, Steph? You won! Yay you!

      It sounds like you don’t remember meeting Mahalia. That’s okay, it’s cool to have that mythology, even if one doesn’t remember.

      Thanks for playing. I’ll contact you via regular e-mail for your mailing address.


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