A Map for the Middle

by Matthew Sink

Genres: Bible Study & Devotionals, Children & Young Adult, Christian Living

ISBN: 9781620202388

102 pages

Price: $9.99

WHERE AM I? HOW DO I GET WHERE I WANT TO GO? For many students, the middle-school years represent a harrowing journey. As the landscape around them changes rapidly, many students lose their way. That’s because the path through the middle winds through difficult terrain:   The quicksand of popularity   The rapids of sexual awakening   The forest of insecurity   The bustling metropolis of electronic media   How teens navigate this journey is crucial. Those who embark without clear direction steer their lives in a direction they never intended, and end up in places they never wanted to be. A Map For the Middle is written to offer direction and insight for the middle school journey. Through personal stories, observations, and warnings, this book seeks to help early teens understand exactly where they are, and how they can safely arrive at the place God wants them to be.


Matthew Sink cannot seem to escape middle school. After successfully surviving those years as a student, he returned in the role of a teacher to help others navigate those tricky years. Matthew serves as a minister at Pinedale Christian Church in Winston-Salem, NC and lives in Lexington, NC with his wife Tonya, three children, two dogs, two birds, and a hamster.