The Gospel Literature Service (GLS) was founded in 1946. With an aim to nurture the church with spiritually edifying literature!
Today GLS is a leading Christian publishing house in India… contributing to Christian culture through literary endeavors as well as evangelical outreach.
It was registered as a Trust on April 6, 1946 by the Deed of Trusts. Then on May 6, 1948 it was registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 and on July 6, 1953 under the Bombay Public Trusts Act of 1950 (Bom XXIX of 1950).
Mission & Vision
- Developing and publishing affordable resources in English and major Indian Languages
- Facilitating efforts to greater effectiveness in evangelism, discipleship and promotion of Christian knowledge by meeting the felt needs.
Our vision is advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, transforming lives and values of people and building up lives of faith.
The objective of GLS is to spread the Gospel of Jesus and promote Christian knowledge by publishing and distributing Christian literature, apart from other related charitable works. GLS publishes spiritually edifying books under various categories and provides resource materials to help believers, evangelists, pastors, and other church leaders. The Organisation serves all the evangelical communities through its literature ministry.
GLS has more than 250 titles in English. The category ‘Christian Living’ has one of the largest collections of books for all age groups.
Regional Language Editions
GLS encourages writers in English and other Indian languages. As India’s literacy rate keeps growing, there is a growing need to proclaim the Gospel and Biblical truths in more and more languages.
With regard to this, GLS has popular titles in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Odiya, Bengali, Urdu, Tamil and Assamese.
GLS has some of the finest Christian literature in Malayalam. It has published Bible dictionaries, reference Bibles, Indian Church history and other useful books.
The subjects of these study and reference books are deep with original content. Categories include biography, Christian living, character study, daily reading, family, gospel booklets, prophecy, pulpit helps and children’s books.
GLS is governed by a Board of Trustees. Its operations are run by the functional heads who are ably assisted by a team of committed people. The Board of Trustees oversees its functions and ensures that it is operating effectively and efficiently to achieve the objectives. In the near future, establishment of a Council to promote the ministry is envisaged with members from all parts of India and abroad.
Values & Beliefs
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.”
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.
GLS has around 300 titles as of now, which is one of the largest collections offered by an Indian Christian publisher.
Authors from AW Tozer to Billy Graham and John Stott to Ajith Fernando helps GLS offer a vibrant and vivid portfolio. GLS has encouraged local talent – it has 57 titles by 30 Indian authors.
GLS has a wide range of books for theological students and teachers including reference books, dictionaries, commentaries and theological titles.
Women, Youth and Children
GLS has a vast collection of books for women, fun-filled activity books for children as well as books to help guide the youth.
GLS has more than 200 titles in this segment and a variety of literature for evangelistic purposes.
GLS has biographies of devout men of God which describe their encounters with Jesus Christ that changed them from ordinary to extraordinary.
GLS has resources for church leaders, evangelists and pastors.
GLS has books to build up family life.
GLS has a variety of hymn books. ‘Come Bless the Lord’ and ‘Songs of Zion’ are collections of traditional and popular English hymns.
‘Athmeek Geetamala’ is a collection of Hindi songs while ‘Aaradhana Sangeet’ has Marathi songs.
GLS has tracts, booklets and books in English and other Indian languages for Gospel outreach.
Harvest Times is a monthly magazine from GLS dealing with every member of the family. It has articles for kids, pre-teens, teens and women.
The magazine publishes articles on doctrines, carries interviews and features puzzles, fiction and activities for the youth.
Christian living Daily reading
Prophecy Pulpit helps
Songs books Church ministry resources
Vernacular resources Children
Comparative religion Marriage