In New Book, “Breaking the Barriers”, Rev. John Clark Mayden Helps Readers Find Inner Peace

Peace, especially inner peace, is perhaps the most-longed for condition people wish to add to their lives. Inner tranquility has been shown to be a key element for good health, beneficial relationships, everyday happiness, and success in life. However, peace seems to be difficult to obtain.

In his book, Breaking the Barriers: 31 Keys to Experience Inner Peace, Rev. John Clark Mayden, Jr. aims to help readers uncover and overcome the things that are keeping them back from full-fledged peace. The topical devotional resource aims to provide the reader with spiritual keys to help them overcome common barriers that prevent them from experiencing inner peace. These keys are intended to help the reader unlock the door of inner peace and move forward in life and get unstuck from the ruts of sadness, frustration, and inner turmoil. As a result of experiencing inner peace, the reader is released to become the person that God wants them to be and achieve the purpose that God has for their life.

Delores W., a reader who gave the book 5 stars on Amazon, wrote, “[This is] a refreshing format and style for a book of meditation. The author draws on personal experiences and writes in a conversational style to help bring the messages alive. I started my ‘read’ on January 1 and I am eager to be able to review my growth after 31 days. The application at the end of each message adds a new dimension. Overall, l love this book!”

Breaking the Barriers: 31 Keys to Experience Inner Peace is available now on AmazonAmazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble.


John Mayden

Rev. John Clark Mayden Jr. is a Baltimore native. He loves God and has a heart for God’s people. Rev. Mayden received his Master of Divinity Degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. In addition, he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Frostburg State University in Liberal Studies. Vocationally, he is a Prospective Foster/ Adoptive Parent Resource Trainer with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services.

John has extensive ministry experience serving as a former Youth Minister at Loch Raven United Methodist Church and serving with local missions. His passion is to help both youth and adults to fully use their gifts to advance God’s kingdom, and he has a heart to help those who are hurting.

He serves as the Pastor at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Upperco, Maryland. He continues to love and nurture the congregation with joy and gladness. As pastor, he preaches and teaches the unadulterated Word of God, while serving the local community. He is married to Kirstyn Mayden and appreciates all of her continued love and support. The couple have one daughter and reside in Baltimore, MD.