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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 Books 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
Canceling the classics

Canceling the classics

Janie B. Cheaney | A new movement aims to marginalize books showcasing the "white lens"

Janie B. Cheaney | Five books showcasing real-life drama

Janie B. Cheaney | Children’s Book of the Year: A fantastical memoir sheds spiritual light with literary might

Janie B. Cheaney | New title releases show the spreading influence of a controversial academic framework


The world tells one narrative, but the Bible tells another

Every marriage is its own story

We quickly forget what real power is

God’s emphasis on spirit and flesh goes back further than Christ in the manger

We’ve made a mess of sexuality

Is it safe to come out now?