Searchlight Christian Resources
WELCOME to Searchlight Christian Books. We’re located at 884 Division Street in Cobourg which is about halfway between Oshawa and Belleville just a minute (four quick traffic lights) south of the 401. Our store is a full service Christian Bookstore, that is, we carry everything the big stores have, maybe just not so many copies. We’ve been in Cobourg for 18 years now, but the business history of Searchlight goes back another 20 years before that.
But we’re also a Christian book outlet store. About 80% of the books we receive are red-tagged bargain books, consisting of a mixture of publisher overstock and remainders. That means about half of our sale books are actually still in print at regular price elsewhere. To make the deal even more sweet, we offer an instant rewards program of Buy-4-Get-1-Free (lowest price items in each grouping of five drops out.)
|SEARCHLIGHT CHRISTIAN BOOK OUTLET||We’re the store that other stores get their bargain books from! If you’re into Christian books, it’s definitely worth the drive to Cobourg. Over 80% of our book intake is sale priced titles, all of which are hand-picked just for you.|
While other stores like ours are no longer around, somehow we’re still here! If you love books, come for a visit; you never know what you’ll find.
We are an extension of the local Church; the Church in the marketplace.
For church libraries we have a program called 20/200/20 which saves your church money on purchases of 20 instock books or $200 worth of instock books; or on orders for 20 titles or orders of $200 or more. For our local churches, we have a program called WebMatch which competes aggressively with the best online sellers have to offer.
Cobourg is a small town, but our store is packed with books. Specialty areas include fiction, family life, marriage and family issues, apologetics, children’s picture books; and we also have a selection of rare, hard-to-find CDs.
This page also contains our Online Notice Board and Events Listings. (Click the banner at the top for all three sections) For those who came looking for directions to the bookstore, or were re-directed from Searchlightbooks.ca here’s a map showing where we are at 884 Division Street in Cobourg. We’re at the very front of the building.
PHONE: Give us a call at 905 372 5519 during business hours and we’ll talk you through! Out of area call us on our dime at 800 210 5661.
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4 traffic lights south of westbound 401; 3 traffic lights south of eastbound 401; on left side: 884 Division Street, Unit 102, Cobourg K9A 5V3
Monday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
~ Evenings by appointment ~
Limited handicapped access due to the building design; please knock on the front window for assistance.
For up to date store info visit us on Facebook, look for “Searchlight Christian Books”
For book reviews, scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on “older entries.”
HOMESCHOOLERS: The company that Searchlight gets many of its books from is also the parent company of HomeschoolStore.com. You can order as little as ONE BOOK, not pay shipping charges when you place the order THROUGH US. Searchlight is able to order materials from the following key homeschool publishers, and nearly 100 others!
Not a homeschool parent, but got kids struggling with certain subjects? We can also get you titles from Sylvan Learning Systems and hundreds of other publishers of grade-specific, subject-specific workbooks and supplements. Contact the store by phone or email for more information.
Store News from our Facebook Page:
This week we began a trial period of offering fulfillment for orders carts at CBD for those of you who are familiar with them. (Hey, if they’re going to run ads on our website, it seems only fair…)
You can add items to a CBD cart, and then have the order completed by Searchlight. Simply add items and when you’re ready, instead of clearing the order through them, copy and paste the entire cart into an email and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do the rest.
Remember, CBD’s shipping cost to Canada is 25% and the current exchange rate on the U.S. dollar at the bank is about 12.5%. This means the CBD price in Canadian dollars is 40.6% higher than what you see on-screen. In some cases, Searchlight everyday pricing may work out cheaper, and if that happens, we’ll give you the lower of the two prices.
Be sure to add a phone number where we can reach you when your order is complete. Also, please note that some CBD specials are limited time offers; let us know if you know that to be the case.We have a new location for all things Francis, as in Pope Francis; including books by him and books about him.
Check out our “As Is” selection of slightly damaged merchandise; mostly things that got dinged in transit, including many current titles.
Our Journal and Notebook sale continues in a new location next to the music department.
We have two copies of NIV LIVE: A BIBLE EXPERIENCE. This is a complete Bible on audio CDs using a huge dramatic cast. The regular price is $152.99 CDN, and these two copies are on sale for $89.99.
Test drive THE VOICE translation before you buy. We have copies of The Voice Of Mark and The Voice Of Hebrews – Reg $11.99, Sale $2.99.
AN EVENING OF GOSPEL MUSIC WITH DR. CHARLES STANLEY is a 26 song DVD in the tradition of the Gaither Gospel Series, featuring performances by THE COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY, THE BOOTH BROTHERS, THE TRIUMPHANT QUARTET, GREATER VISION and others. 2 hours 10 minutes, $24.99.
BEYOND BOUNDARIES by Henry Cloud and John Townsend is the sequel to the popular Boundaries book. We now have hardcover copies at half price; reg. $29.99 on sale for $14.99.
- Reinstate closeness appropriately with someone who broke your trust
– Discern when true change has occurred
– Reestablish appropriate connections in strained relationships
– Create a safe environment that helps you trust
– Restore former relationships to a healthy dynamic
– Learn to engage and be vulnerable in a new relationship as well.
Heavenly Encounters is a 3-in-1 book containing 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper, Flight to Heaven by Capt. Dale Black, and My Journey to Heaven by Marvin J. Besteman. Individually these would sell for around $55; this promotional version lists for $23, and we’re selling them for $18.49.
Save the Date: October 4th Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Brighton will be hosting a live marriage simulcast “I Still Do” from 9am to 5pm. Leading marriage speaker Dennis Rainey and others will encourage and give words of wisdom to strengthen and energize and in some cases save our marriages. Tell your friends and plan on the date! $10/couple and $5/person with lunch included. 9 AM to 5 PM. Please RSVP Winnie at 613-475-3401 ext 17. **Share this!**
Save the date: UCB Radio 90.7 is holding an Appreciation Celebration on Friday, October 3rd from 7:00 – 8:30 at the Cobourg Lions Community Centre on Elgin St. W., just around the corner from our store; featuring a silent auction and music by Cheryl Dunn and her band. Tickets are $10 and available at the store using cash, debit, VISA or MasterCard. Or call the station at 289 252 0631 and book a whole table for you and your friends.
Custom greeting cards are now available for only $8.00 — Email or drop off a picture along with what you want printed either beside, under or above the picture. The cards are blank inside and come with a quality matching envelope. Sample artwork:
UpCoMiNg MaJoR ChRiStIaN EvEnTs In ToRoNtO:
** Sept 12-14 – FESTIVAL OF HOPE w/ FRANKLIN GRAHAM with guests Michael W. Smith, Lecrae, Kari Jobe, Newsboys, TFK, City Harmonic – Air Canada Centre – Free
** October 16 – DR. DAVID JEREMIAH – Air Canada Centre – Free but ticket required.
** October 28 – FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES Canadian tour w/ GARY CHAPMAN. Embassy Church, Oshawa. $15 General admission.
The DVD for the Son of God movie is available at $39.99 CDN. ($49.99 Blu-Ray) On the other hand, you can own the full 7.5 hour TV mini-series on which it was based for just a few pennies more (relatively speaking); we have one in stock.
Searchlight has You And Me Forever by Francis Chan and Lisa Chan. Unlike other marriage books, this one looks at the spiritual nurture of a couple; building into a marriage with eternity in mind. Not all Christian bookstores have this title because of the distribution arrangement, but we have paperback copies and can reorder as needed. [Facebook Friends: Mention this notice to get $1.50 off your copy!] There’s also a hardcover available which makes a great wedding gift..
Although we follow a business model, we consider ourselves one of several parachurch ministries operating in our community. PRAYER is always needed, and while you’re remembering us, pray for these ministries operating in our area:
* UCB Radio 90.7
* Northumberland Youth For Christ
* Christian Horizons
* Salvation Army Family Services
* Northumberland Christian School
* Beginnings Crisis Pregnancy Centre
* Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp
* New Life Girls Home
* The Gideons
* Love in Action
At Cobourg Alliance we know him as David Francois, where he’s been a valued addition to the worship team, but worldwide he’s known as DAVID WESLEY with over 16,000 YouTube followers and many times that number who have seen his videos. Now you can own his new album BASEMENT PRAISE on CD for only $14.99 available at Searchlight .
**Simplify – Bill Hybels (10 Practices to Unclutter Your Soul)
**Selah – You Amaze Us CD
**Lincoln Brewster – Oxygen CD
**Manafest – The Moment CD
**Jeanette Oke – Second Chances DVD
…and 3-disc collections by David Crowder Band, Gaither Vocal Band and Phillips, Craig and Dean.
Soul Keeping, the new book from John Ortberg is available in a Canadian paperback edition. You can’t buy this online from U.S. vendors!
The Northumberland Mall Cinema is closed indefinitely, but in the meantime, there are great family-friendly DVDs for all ages at Searchlight starting at $9.99 (the price of a single movie ticket) and you get to watch them over and over again!
For those of you whose browser is indicating you’re almost at the bottom of the page, click here for the Searchlight Christian Events listings.
For the Jesus Music — History of Contemporary Christian Music page at YouTube, click here.
For Paul’s Twitter feed: Click here.
Our Brockville location is now closed.
So Facebook was only providing about 10% of the people who signed up with our feed. So we opened a Twitter account. Two people signed up. So a month later, we’re back to putting our energies into Facebook.
In the event something happens there, look for us at
https://twitter.com/SearchlightBook or click the image at left.
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