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Chris Tomlin - Love Ran RedSave $2.00 off your purchase of Chris Tomlin’s new album Love Ran Red when you pre-order by (a) phone at 905 372 5519 or 800 210 5661 or (b) by email to searchlightbooks [at] gmail.com or (c) by messaging us on the Searchlight Christian Books Facebook page.   Choose between the regular edition $15.99 MSRP or the deluxe edition $19.99 MSRP.

 

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.)

Our 2014 Christmas catalogue has arrived and may be picked up at the store or at Cobourg Alliance Church, Church on the Hill, Calvary Baptist, St. Andrews Presbyterian and The Salvation Army in Cobourg; and at Grace Church and Calvary Pentecostal in Port Hope. (Coming soon to Fellowship CRC and Evangel Pentecostal in Brighton!)

Our 2014 Christmas catalogue has arrived and may be picked up at the store or at Cobourg Alliance Church, Church on the Hill, Calvary Baptist, St. Andrews Presbyterian and The Salvation Army in Cobourg; and at Grace Church and Calvary Pentecostal in Port Hope. (Coming soon to Fellowship CRC and Evangel Pentecostal in Brighton!)

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Wow Hits 2015 is now available in-store in both regular and deluxe editions.

Wow Hits 2015 is now available in-store in both regular and deluxe editions.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

Cobourg StoreGPS = -78.1727202,43.9758635,0

GEOCODE = 8GK1M Q9VBG

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

Cobourg Ontario

HOURS –

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.”

For Paul’s blogs visit Thinking Out Loud and Christianity 201.

 


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!

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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 searchlightbooks@gmail.com 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.


Fellowship Christian Reformed Church at 204 Main St, Brighton will be showing the Irreplaceable movie on October 19 at 6pm for anyone interested. Some congregations have already started the Family Project Study series and we welcome you to take along your small group. Bring along friends, family and neighbours. Host Tim Sisarich travels the world trying to figure out the question of why family is important to society. A free will offering will be taken. (Not recommended for young children). If you need more information call Monica or Winnie at 613-475-3401


Eduard & Christine KlassenEDUARD & CHRISTINE KLASSEN: In concert with the Paraguayan Folk Harp and Keyboard at Grace Church, Port Hope, 2 Centennial Drive (where Highway 401 crosses the Ganaraska River) on Sunday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m.


Michael Card - Biblical Imagination Series - IVPSinger Michael Card has written a series of commentaries on the gospels which is both easy to read and insightful. There’s also a series of music CDs that matches each book. Mention this online note to request an extra 10% off either books or music. (No time limit.) Click this link to learn more.


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Our ‘as-is’ Christmas cards are now in. Boxes are damaged, but the cards are fine. Save up to 50% while they last.


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:

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UpCoMiNg MaJoR ChRiStIaN EvEnTs In ToRoNtO:

** 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.

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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..


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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 18,000 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. Also read his cover story in Northumberland Go magazine, click here. .


Recently Released:

**Simplify – Bill Hybels (10 Practices to Unclutter Your Soul)
**Max Lucado – Before You Say Amen (special Canadian paperback ed.)
**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.


Make a day of it in Cobourg: Here’s the town’s official tourism website, and the municipal website. (And two for neighbouring Port Hope: tourism, municipality.)

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.


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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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Welcome to the Events section (part two) of our online service to our customers and friends. Click the header to see the rest of the site. Searchlight is located at 884 Division Street, Unit 102 in Cobourg, Ontario. K9A 5V3


ONGOING — CELEBRATE RECOVERY — Tuesday nights at 6:30 PM at the Salvation Army, 59 Ballantine Street, Cobourg.  



 UpCoMiNg MaJoR ChRiStIaN EvEnTs In ToRoNtO:

** 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.


 

To our online friends: For nearly 15 years we’ve brought you this Christian events calendar by email, and later online. Unfortunately, online audience fragmentation means that with many internet choices and limited hours in a day, the events listings are not being used to the same degree as when we started. We’ll continue to post local and regional happenings to our store Facebook page as we hear about them.



Support These Locally Owned Businesses


** Herb’s Plumbing — For home and business plumbing and heating needs- 905 372 8344


** Don Bickle Electric — For residential and commercial electrical needs — 905 342 3200


** Penzoil & Skylight Car Wash — Home of the ten minute oil change! Division Street, Cobourg — 905 377 9632


** Creative Carpentry — Kitchens, baths, decks, small renovations. — 905 377 9318



Got old TV sets, telephones, speakers or computers lying around? You can reduce e-waste and support Silverworks Youth Centre and Northumberland Youth For Christ at the same time. Bring your electronic assortment to the Cobourg Canadian Tire weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


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Great local interest item: Cobourg’s Churches Over The Life Of The Town by Jim Weller. The book features colour pictures throughout and at $25.00 makes a great gift. Proceeds from the sale go to Northumberland Neighbourlink. UPDATE: To read a review of the book by former Cobourg Mayor Peter Delanty, click here.


Beginnings Pregnancy Care Centre offering a wide range of programs and services throughout Northumberland County.  For more  info please call 905 373 4575 or visit 700 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg


SEARCHLIGHT ON FACEBOOK — We now have our very own SEARCHLIGHT FACEBOOK PAGE. This page is keeping our regular customers aware of major new releases as they arrive on the sales floor, as well as special promotions. (More people visit us on FB each week than come to this page, but the info is completely different on each.) To “friend” our page, simply click “like”! When you’re logged into Facebook, search for “Searchlight Christian Books.”


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!

homeschool vendors

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.


LOVE IN ACTION COOKBOOK AVAILABLE — Love In Action is a group of Christian women and sometimes men, who show God’s love by serving others through tangible acts of kindness, both at home and abroad. The newest edition of their fundraising cookbook is available at Searchlight, Canadian Tire Cobourg, and Houston’s Country Store in Camborne. Cost is only $10 with merchants donating 100% of the sale price to Love in Action.


Individual, Marriage and Family Counselling
“Helping people with life’s most precious relationships”
The Cobourg office is now closed; former and prospective
clients may contact Winnie through the Belleville office:
200 Dundas Street East, Belleville

Telephone: (613)-848-7698

Toll-free: 1-866-292-3223

Fax: (613) 475-2820
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RADIO GUIDE — Pick up a print copy of the Cobourg radio guide at the store.

88.3 — FAMILY LIFE NETWORK (Buffalo, NY)

89.3 — LIFE 100 (repeater station in Peterborough, ON)

90.5 — FAITH BASED NEWS/TALK in Peterborough; click here to listen online

90.7 — UCB COBOURG — This is a freestanding UCB station with a different schedule from Belleville.

99.5 — WDCX-FM (Buffalo, NY)

100.3 — LIFE 100 (Barrie main signal)

102.3 — UCB  (Belleville, ON)

104.9 — KLOVE

970 (AM) — WDCX-FM (Buffalo, NY) AM simulcast of FM station.

1250 (AM) — JOY 1250 (Toronto)


FALL/WINTER MIDWEEK PROGRAMS  — 

COBOURG: If you have younger kids, Wednesday is “the” night. Check out AWANA at Fellowship Baptist and KidZone at Church on the Hill. For Junior High age kids, consider RIOT at Cobourg Alliance or CHAOS at Church on The Hill on Tuesdays. For High School teens, The Crave at Church on the Hill has events on Tuesdays and Fridays. Also, check with The Silverworks (Youth for Christ drop in centre on Division St.) for current schedule.

PORT HOPE: There’s a Thursday night youth group at Calvary Pentecostal in Port Hope.  Grace Missionary Church has a program for younger kids on Wednesday nights.  


RECOVERY PROGRAMS (Notice as received)

Recovery programs at Fellowship Baptist Church are open to the whole community and all begin on SEPT 15 2014 at 7.00- 9.00 p.m. & run until DEC 08 2014

**DIVORCE CARE…… A 13 week program designed to help you recover from the pain and separation of Divorce… This program covers topics such as anger, depression, loneliness, financial survival forgiveness, Reconciliation and many more. There is a $20.00 charge to cover the cost of the workbook that is provided.

** DC4K….. DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS AGED 5 – 12 YEARS OF AGE. Divorcecare for kids is a special group to help children heal from the hurt caused by the Separation or Divorce of the parents.

These two programs run concurrently with each other starting at 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. This program covers topics such as Anger, It’s not my fault, Forgiveness, Loving my Parents and more. This course is free.

**SINGLE & PARENTING FOR ADULTS RAISING CHILDREN ON THEIR OWN.

TOPICS COVERED are, Money & career. Suffering & adversity, Conflict & Resolution,Dating & single Sexuality, Tired & overwhelmed, Your children & your Fears, and many more Suffering
& adversity, A $20.00 charge for the work book that is provided.

** GRIEFSHARE is for those who have lost a loved one and covers Biblical teaching on Grief & recovery topics. Topics covered are: Living with Grief, The journey of Grief, The effects of Grieg, When your spouse dies, Your family and Grief, Why?, Stuck in Grief, God’s prescription for Grief and many more.


S E A R C H L I G H T  —  NOW IN OUR 20th YEAR IN COBOURG — Over 80% of our book intake is (a) publisher overstock and (b) remainder books.   Each title is hand-picked.   Despite this, with the other 20% we’re still able to stock almost all of the Top 100 Christian Fiction and Top 100 Christian Non-Fiction titles. Our marriage and family section is huge, and our “house specialty” is apologetics!  Click here for some current specials.


NOTE: SOME CONCERT DATES LISTED ON ARTIST and SPEAKER ITINERARY WEBPAGES ARE PART OF CONFERENCES WHICH ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. CHECK THOROUGHLY BEFORE YOU TRAVEL.

If a search engine brought you directly to the page “The Events” URL, click here to see the other half of Searchlight Events including store hours and directions.   Scroll down past this point. 


 

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Searchlight is two stores in one: A full service Christian bookstore AND a Christian book outlet store! We're at 884 Division Street in Cobourg (the Highway 45 exit) just four quick stoplights south of Highway 401. We're open 10 AM to 5 PM (hey, it's a small town) weekdays and 10 to 4 on Saturday. Not local? Call us on our dime at 800 210 5661.
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