The Complainer’s Journal

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The Complainer’s Journal was written to encourage readers to love one another with a dose of compassion and a deep reverence for their dignity that silences complaints about our people or even situations we face. As Christians, we dehumanize people when we highlight only their flaws. By flipping assumed motives from negative to positive and trying to understand the hurts of others, we can restore their dignity and follow Jesus Christ’s command to love one another.

Within the pages are life examples and soulful questions. Use them to identify the spiritual injuries that cause you to verbally bandage up your shortcomings in an attempt to protect yourself from humiliation or rejection. Excuses, complaints, criticisms, and perceived “ruts” are never a pain-free solution, yet we default to them for emotional coverage.

Through examining modern situations, the author’s personal stories, and biblical examples that are presented with a sense of familiarity, humor, and wisdom, we can learn to love one another instead of habitually harming one another. We can forgive one another gracefully instead of complaining about one another consistently.

By the end of the book, you will see your value in the loving eyes of God in ways that allow you to see others through that same forgiving lens of love. Shake off old habits that consumed you before by surrendering all your concerns and complaints to our heavenly father.



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About The Author

Amberlin Harrison

Amberlin Harrison

Under my bed are dozens of composition books, full of my nine-year-old judgments and dreams.  I never let the habit go, and continue to write regularly. I have seen the meme, “A professional writer, is an amateur who never quit.”  That sums me up.

I went to school to teach children how to write. I earned a Bachelors of Science in Middle Grades Education in 2010. I taught for a short while before my children were born. Now I raise them and write on the side. My hopes are that my example teaches them about the priorities and passions that make life precious and exciting.

I write what I know; I figure as long s I stick to my own expertise and experience I will create content worth reading.  Recently, I have created some self-published children’s books with my son, and write articles about family life for the LIVE, LOVE, and EAT magazine, and Medium.

I am excited to see God’s plan for, “The Complainer’s Journal”, and for VerseTab, the publishing house who has supported me. God willing, I will continue to write about subjects that are focused on grace, forgiveness, love, and our Saviour Jesus Christ. I am grateful that God has guided my love of writing into a ministry that reaches you.

Here is what God says ABOUT ME and ABOUT YOU:

“...if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” - 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

“ For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.” - Galatians 3:26 (NASB)

3 reviews for The Complainer’s Journal

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    What a wake up call.

    From beginning to end this journal challenges you to look deep within and assess yourself. It challenges you to think through what is really motivating your ‘sacrificial deeds.’

    I would recommend this to anyone who not only struggles with complaining, but also has a desire to change.

    The book takes you through Jesus’ responses to those who complained and it was a real eye opener to read that there’s no excuse.

    Funny, engaging and an overall excellent read!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Denise Collier

    The author takes the topic of why people complain and helps identify why one falls short in this area. She also digs into the root causes to this issue and gives tools to use to change this mindset. She challenges the reader to analyze their own behavior, and then shows the reader step-by-step on how to improve this area of being a complainer.

    Amberlin lovingly points out, as a Christian, why we need to allow the Lord to work in our hearts and walk in love. She gives great scriptures from the Word of God to refine us to be more like Christ. She did an excellent job with outlining the steps in how to do this. I would highly recommend reading this book.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    D Edward Tench

    Imagine sitting in on a Psychology class with Jesus Christ as the instructor speaking through a seasoned interpreter. You’d learn a lot about overcoming evil with good [Romans 12:21], right? And since it is all too easy in this fallen world to unwittingly embrace and practice evil without fully realizing it, I imagine Jesus would place something of an emphasis upon some honest confrontation in the mirror.

    Harrison’s work belongs in my library section containing Rabbi Kushner’s “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” Schoenheit’s “Don’t Blame God,” and Sanders’ “The God Who Risks.” But Harrison’s book is less theologically dense and broad. Instead, it essentially narrows the focus to a listing of her very practical and palatable advice for victory in mastering Dale Carnegie’s first principle: Don’t Criticize, Condemn and Complain.

    My favorite quote in her book is: “Look at the reality that a black hole isn’t a black whole.” Everyone can learn from this effort. It is absolutely worth your time to drink from this wellspring of wisdom.

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