ABOUT US

When Christian Literature was unheard of or seldom found during 1940’s, Late Mrs. & Mr. Durham established GLS to offer tools for outreach ministry and to nurture the church with spiritually edifying literature. GLS was registered as a trust in the year 1946, though its initial work had begun some years early. It is GLS’s mission to develop, publish and distribute relevant and distinctive segment oriented affordable print sources in major Indian languages and English for maximising local church missions.

From its founder to present trustees, the team at GLS value the potential and power of printed literature. That’s why GLS offer a wide range of books and evangelism tools to believers and churches. GLS has around 300 titles under 24 product portfolios. The publishing house has always encouraged indigenous and local talent – it has 60 titles written by some 31 Indian authors.

GLS has a good collection of books for theological students and teachers including reference books, dictionaries and commentaries under the segment of study. We have a vast collection of children’s books including picture Bibles and activity books. Around 200 books under Christian Living portfolio is one of the largest collection by an Indian Christian Publisher. Our biography section covers the life of great missionaries and preachers including David Livingstone, George Mueller, CT Studd and DL Moody.

 We also have pulpit helps and resources for church leaders and pastors. Our leadership titles are class apart and best sellers. We have books authored by well-known writers under family and marriage section. Also, we publish books related to issues facing Christian today and titles related to prayer and Biblical prophecy. Our titles on apologetics and doctrines are authored by AW Tozer, Billy Graham, John Stott and Josh McDowell. We also have books on cults/comparative religion, counselling and daily reading. We have hymnbooks for individual and church services.

GLS has major language editions of popular books in Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Odiya, Bengali, Malayalam, Assamese, Gujarati, Urdu and Tamil. Our in-house magazine ‘Harvest Times for your family’ deals with every member of a family.

The core theme of evangelism is sharing the gospel or the good news about Jesus Christ. It is all about a saved person talking about how Jesus Christ changed his/her life. It is a duty of a church as a community and believer as an individual to reach out the unreached. GLS offers some of the best church resources for this purpose. Whether it is a tract or booklet, they all proclaim God’s greatest gift on mankind - His Son Jesus Christ. GLS develop and customise evangelical resources as per the requirement of local missions. Gospel tracts and booklets in English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Odiya and Nepali are available at cost/ subsidised rates and free if need be on demand. Churches, evangelist, believers and missionaries can utilise this wonderful opportunity.

OUR VALUES

1. Authority & Dependence: All our activities will be based on the Authority of the Word of God, and we fully trust the provisions of God for performing our mandate.

2. Transparency: Relevant information regarding GLS and its activities will be communicated to all the concerned people.

3. Integrity: We will be honest and maintain Biblical ethical standards in all our dealings with publics.

4. Fairness: We will ensure that all those who serve GLS and are associated with it are treated with all fairness and without any prejudice.

5. Culture: We will share a sense of stewardship and accountability, serving all stake holders effectively and efficiently, cheerfully and faithfully doing the work “as to the Lord and not unto men.”

OUR BELIEFS

GLS believes in One God, the creator of heaven and earth, of things visible and invisible, the Almighty and Triune God eternally existent as three distinct persons co-equal and same in essence – Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

GLS believes in The Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten and not made.

He is of the very same essence of the Father and by Him all things came into being, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. For salvation of humanity He came down from heaven, fully God and fully man, born of the virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit. 

Having lived a perfect and holy life He suffered, was crucified, buried and rose again bodily on the third day, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. He is to come again in glory to establish His millennial kingdom on earth and to judge the living and the dead.

GLS believes that Lord Jesus Christ is the only Savior of mankind.

GLS believes in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, co-equal with the Father and Son, who spoke through the Law, prophets, and Gospels, preached through the apostles and lives in every believer and distributes gifts to all believers in the church according to His will, for the benefit of all.

GLS believes in the Bible to be inerrant, divinely inspired, infallible, supreme and only authoritative written Word of God. It is also final in its authority in matters of faith and practice in all aspects of life.

GLS believes in the plenary and verbal inspiration of the Bible consisting of only 66 books with 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament.

GLS believes that Mankind created by God in His own image and likeness fell into sin by disobedience and was separated from God.

Salvation for mankind is by grace alone – by repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as the only personal Lord and Savior.

GLS believes that Salvation is only by repentance for sin and faith in Jesus Christ. And this results in a changed life that is marked by holy living – according to God’s will.

GLS believes in One Universal and Holy Church, consisting of believers from the Day of Pentecost to the Pre-millennial Coming of Christ who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior by faith and have been baptized into one body by the Holy Spirit, irrespective of nationality, caste and the Christian group that they are affiliated to – and local churches are manifestations of it.

GLS believes that Christian Life in essence is leading a life that brings glory and honor to God. Loving God with all our heart, soul, spirit and mind and serving fellow human beings with care and compassion are inherent parts of Christian life.

GLS believes that the Kingdom of God will be the millennial rule of Christ on earth, when every force that resists God will be defeated.

While God is sovereign over the whole universe, the Kingdom of God is currently manifest in the spiritual realm among believers, who have accepted the offer of salvation and lordship of Jesus Christ in their lives and will be consummated when Christ returns to the earth in all His glory.

We believe in the resurrection of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed by Christ and the eternal punishment of those, who reject the offer of salvation and that just as the reward is conscious, so is the punishment.

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