‘What is God doing to me? Why does it hurt so much? When will it all end?’ These questions have often been put to Selwyn Hughes by those undergoing the painful process of ‘spiritual pruning’. It is a process many of us shrink from, but one that is essential, he believes, if we are to become what God wants us to be. Selwyn Hughes highlights the picture Jesus gave of His Father as the Gardener. God, the Divine Gardener, cuts out the shoots which are heading in the wrong direction so that the most promising branches remain to produce greater fruit in Christlike character & service. A pastor & evangelist in the early days of his ministry, Selwyn Hughes is the author of Every Day with Jesus Bible reading notes. He is the founder of CWR, whose publishing house & training centre are dedicated to promoting Christian growth through the Scriptures & equipping the Church for Biblical caring & counselling.