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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
The New College experiment

The New College experiment

University capture, and recapture

There’s a difference between praying dutifully and praying expectantly

BOOKS | A progressive author calls for a “pro-social masculinity”

Changes to Roald Dahl’s books weren’t updating but uptelling


Life isn’t a joke, but we miss something important by taking it too seriously

CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR—NONFICTION | An all-ages launch pad for exploring Church history

CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR—FICTION | A Duet for Home owes much to author’s experiences

Anti-Trump group tried to silence “adversarial narratives”

How can we say our God is love?

There is a time to weep—but also a time for a good laugh