Selwyn Hughes

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Selwyn Hughes (27 April 1928 - 9 January 2006) was a Welsh Christian minister best known for writing the daily devotional Every Day with Jesus. He founded the Christian ministry Crusade for World Revival (CWR) and wrote over fifty Christian books. George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, described Hughes as a "giant in the faith".

Life[edit]

Hughes was born in Fochriw near Caerphilly in Wales on 27 April 1928. He worked for some time as a miner in the Welsh coal mining industry, but left his job to study Theology in Bristol when he became convinced that he was being called by God to work as a Christian minister. After his ordination he worked for eighteen years as a minister in pentecostalist churches in Cornwall, Wales, Yorkshire, Essex and London.

In his biography, Hughes recalls the time he was sent home from Bonsall Camp for bad behaviour.

His writing started in the 1960s with brief daily Bible-reading notes written on postcards for his congregation to use, but as demand grew he started publishing them regularly, a commitment which he continued for over forty years. In 1965 he founded an organisation called Crusade for World Revival (CWR) which he built into a successful Christian training and publishing ministry based in Farnham in Surrey.

Hughes remained strong in his faith in spite of the death of his wife in 1986 from cancer and the subsequent death of their two sons. He published his autobiography My Story in 2004, and in 2005 Brunel University awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Divinity for his service to Christian education.

Books[edit]

  • Your Personal Encourager (1994)
  • The Pocket Guide for People Helpers (Jun 2004)
  • Christ Empowered Living: Celebrating Your Significance in God (Jun 2001)
  • Stay Spiritually Fresh (Every Day with Jesus Devotional Collection) (Jul 2004)
  • Every Day with Jesus Devotionals: The Spirit-Filled Life (Sep 2003)
  • Every Day with Jesus: The Armor of God (Jul 2004)
  • Christ Empowered Living Workbook (Jan 2004)
  • Selwyn Hughes: My Story (Feb 2004)
  • Marriage as God Intended (Sep 2005)
  • "Your Personal Encourager: biblical help for dealing with difficult times" (Jan 2005)
  • If Jesus Were Your Counsellor (Aug 2000)
  • How to Help a Friend (Dec 2000)

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