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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
Janie B. Cheaney: Beholding the Lamb in Handel’s <em>Messiah</em>

Janie B. Cheaney: Beholding the Lamb in Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s oratorio showcases the glorious melody of God’s love for us in Christ

Ayaan Hirsi Ali may be coming to Christ in an unexpected way

The leisurely pace of rail travel still appeals to some Americans

Gratitude sees beyond our circumstances “to the One who created them—and us”


When atheists start to think about God—or at least a simulation

Christians in any age can reject paganism by defending the weak and vulnerable

BOOKS | After 1776, the West became weird and WEIRDER

Israel has a fraught and mystifying past and present

It will be hard to find agreement on moral education

Free speech is important, but it doesn’t require children to have access to books with graphic content