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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
Peace as a policy choice

Peace as a policy choice

BOOKS | The naïve idealist who almost became president

Those who value Christianity only for its social benefits are missing the Rock

Develop a relationship with Wisdom

Victory in war—and the cost of victory—is no longer stylish


The proponents of DEI search for violations and issue harsh punishments

The Bible’s sacrifices make sense if we consider the gap between the human and the divine

With time and intentionality, children can develop the lost skills of comprehension

DEI has become a supreme value in U.S. culture and an idolatrous end in itself

Looking for the good news happening all around

Janie B. Cheaney | ESSAY | Efforts to restrict explicit books in school libraries hit a judicial roadblock