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Every Day with Jesus author dies aged 77

Selwyn Hughes died on 9 January 2006 ending a ministry that spanned more than six decades, in which he uniquely combined the roles of writer, pastor, counsellor and teacher.

He also founded CWR (Crusade for World Revival), an international organisation that has spearheaded the training of Christian counsellors, leaders and workers in this country and abroad and that continues to produce Christian resources, including the bestselling dated devotional Every Day with Jesus.

Born on April 27, 1928, Selwyn Hughes was inspired by the faith of his family.  Many of his relatives had been influenced by the great Welsh Revival of 1904 and, at the age of 16, he professed his own Christian faith.  Following ministerial training and ordination as an Assemblies of God minister, he served in a number of churches.

In 1965 he initiated a series of short daily Bible-reading guides, written on blank postcards, for the benefit of friends and church members.  Demand rapidly exceeded supply and soon these guides became a bimonthly publication.

Now Every Day with Jesus is read daily by nearly a million people in 130 countries around the world. 

Remarkably, he personally wrote every issue of Every Day with Jesus, only occasionally assisted by other writers.  He continued to write prolifically for over 40 years, during which time he weathered the vicissitudes of life, including the death in 1986 of his wife, the tragically premature death of their two sons in more recent years, and his own serious illness.

The writing of Every Day with Jesus had always been the first call of God on Selwyn’s life and, in more recent months, when no longer able to travel, it gave him great pleasure and satisfaction to continue writing Every Day with Jesus and thus continue to reach the world and minister to nearly one million people every day.

He was therefore able to be well in advance in his writing schedule. In agreement with Selwyn, plans are in place for his ministry through Every Day with Jesus to continue into the future.

Source: Crusade for World Revival