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Janie B. Cheaney

Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer who contributes commentary to WORLD and oversees WORLD's annual Children's Book of the Year awards. She also writes novels for young adults and authored the Wordsmith creative writing curriculum. Janie resides in rural Missouri.

Articles by Janie B. Cheaney
A ‘positive good’

A ‘positive good’

Pro-abortion rhetoric is starting to sound like the antebellum defense of slavery

We deceive children if we don’t tell them about original sin

An Englishman tries to embrace Islam and the West

America may or may not have a fine future, but believers definitely do


A great hymn came from the pen of a troubled—and troublesome—man

Calls for social justice are sometimes just ruinous calls for payback

A brief history of alienation

Mental illness, like physical illness, may afflict Christians in this world

Janie B. Cheaney | Children’s novels of the year: When the ordinary becomes extraordinary

Janie B. Cheaney | Children’s nonfiction book of the year: One theologian’s struggle to understand God and defeat Hitler