Searchlight Christian Resources
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WELCOME to Searchlight Christian Books. We’re located at 884 Division Street in Cobourg which is about halfway between Oshawa and Belleville, just 2 minutes (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 recently celebrated 20 years in Cobourg, 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.)
What to expect: Cobourg is a small town, so two aisles at the front, three in the middle and one at the back, 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 giftware, DVDs greeting cards, boxed cards and a very up-to-date selection of various styles of Christian music on CD.
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.
Free Delivery now available to Belleville, Trenton and Brighton.
GPS = 78.1727202,43.9758635,0
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
Store Hours (Winter 2016)
Monday 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 10:30 to 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 – 4:00 PM
Off hours use the contact form below
~ Evenings by appointment ~
Limited handicapped access due to the building design; ramp at north end of sidewalk then please knock on the front window for assistance.
For up to date store info visit us on Facebook, look for “Searchlight Christian Books”
This page also contains our Online Notice Board and Events Listings. (Click the banner at the top and scroll down for both 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.
ONLINE INQUIRIES & PRAYER REQUESTS (Type something random into the required field for prayer requests. If you have a shared email account and don’t wish other people to know about this, type “Do Not Reply” into one of the required fields. Type a random number into the quantity required field. We’re working on a separate form/page for this for February.)
Bargain Bibles — Exclusive for visitors to our website — ASK for this offer:
20% off all reg. price NavPress ESV Bibles,
20% off all reg. price NavPress Message Bibles,
20% off all Nelson NKJV Bibles
**valid through end of February 2016.
WAR ROOM DVD NOW AVAILABLE: Special Christian bookstore edition with extra features, not sold in general retail stores.
- Casting Crowns – Live Worship Experience
- Jesus Culture – Let it Echo (coming end of January 2016)
- Bill Gaither – Best of Homecoming 2016
- Paul Baloche – Christmas Worship vol. 2
- Jon Foreman (of Switchfoot) – Wonderlands: The Darkness and The Dawn (2 CD set)
- Amanda Cook (of Bethel Worship) – Brave New World
- Matt Maher – Saints and Sinners
- Finding Favour – Reborn
- Ruth Wilkinson – Then and There
- Previously announced:
- Open Heaven / River Wild by Hillsong (available in a regular edition and CD/DVD combo)
- Songs for the Journey vol 2 by The Shiyr Poets (Brian Doerksen’s band)
- Trees, Chapter 2 by Jon Neufeld (limited inventory)
- Owlegories – The Sun The Seed and the Water (Children’s; watch a free trailer at this video link) Volume 2 coming late January
- AD: The Bible Continues (4 DVD Mini Series set)
- Previously announced:
- Galaxy Buck: Return to Sector Nine by What’s In The Bible featuring Phil Vischer
- We Will Stand by CCM United various artists, 40 song DVD
- Amplified Bible Updated Edition (3 styles)
- Zondervan NIV Study Bible (this is brand new; don’t confuse with NIV Study Bible which remains available)
- Thin Ice -Irene Hannon
- Face of the Deep – Paul J. Pastor
- A. W. Tozer – Delighting In God (never before released material)
- Sally Lloyd-Jones – The Story of God’s Love For You (a long-awaited adult edition of The Jesus Storybook Bible)
- Priscilla Shirer – Fervent
- The Comeback – Louis Giglio
- Happiness – Randy Alcorn
- Joyce Meyer – Closer to God Each Day (Devotional)
- Joseph Prince – Grace Revolution (special order only)
- Timothy Keller – The Songs of Jesus
- Previously announced:
- Why Suffering: Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn’t Make Sense by Ravi Zacharias (now in paperback)
- Of God and Men by A. W. Tozer
- Born After Midnight by A. W. Tozer
- Five Minutes with Jesus by Sheila Walsh
- The Photograph by Beverly Lewis
- Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon
- Where I Am by Billy Graham (International Paperback Edition)
- Planet Middle School by Kevin Leman (may require a special order)
- Evenings with Tozer by A. W. Tozer
Books about ISIS and related topics.
We have a number of books related to the situation in the Middle East; some of these are now located on our Apologetics shelves.
** The ISIS Crisis – Charles Dyer & Mark Tobey – Moody Press $16.50
** Killing Christians – Tom Doyle – Thomas Nelson – $19.50 (temporarily out of stock)
** Rise of ISIS – Jay Sekulow – Howard Publishing $15.50
** No, We Can’t – Robert Stearns – Baker Books – sale $12.99
** The Gods of War – Mike Pearse – IVP Books – sale $8.99
** Ex-Muslim – Naeem Fazal – Thomas Nelson – sale $13.99 (we are currently sold out, but expecting new stock soon)
** The Man Next Door Wears a Dress – Raymond Balland – 12.99
** Is the Father of Jesus the God of Mohammad? – Timothy George – Zondervan $15.99
** Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus – Nabeel Qureshi – Zondervan $20.99 (waiting for more stock to arrive)
** Face to Face with Jesus – Samaa Habib & Bodie Thoene – Chosen Books sale $13.99
+ 5 other titles from our biography section.
Support Independent Bookstores
Did you know that getting the cheapest deal sometimes isn’t the best deal? At Searchlight, we work hard to keep prices low, but we work even harder to ensure you have an amazing experience with us. We want to see your life changed by God’s power and that’s why we run this bookstore, and quite frankly, that’s something that Amazon, iTunes or Netflix can never offer.
While we too appreciate the convenience and low cost that many big corporate retailers can provide, there are some incredible things that happen when you shop locally. Consider the following:
- We are passionate about transformation and have become experts in the kinds of teaching and music that can bring change in your life.
- The products we sell are filtered before they hit our shelves, and if something isn’t right for your doctrinal perspective, we’ll let you know ahead of time.
- You get to see, touch, feel; interact with the product before you buy.
- We’re also customers. Each of our staff are readers and music buyers.
- We enhance the community, by providing distinctive options in our part of the world.
- We support the local economy, your money stays here in Canada, and we hire local staff and use local tradespeople.
- Surprise! You never know you’ll meet at the store. You never know what resources you’ll find.
- The owners don’t take a salary. No one’s pockets are being lined when you shop here, we just sow everything back into the store. We also frequently bring in products that are 100% fundraisers such as God Enters Stage Left.
Please consider supporting Searchlight as your local Christian bookstore, and encourage others to think about the many benefits of buying local.
New promotional titles:
** God or Godless – 20 Atheist/Christian debates reg. 16.99 now 8.99
** Signature of God – Brennan Manning reg. 17.99 now 9.99
** Success Over Stress – Norman Wright reg 15.99 now 11.49
** 40 Most Influential Christians reg. 17.99 now 8.99
** The Jesus Way – Eugene Peterson reg. 20.00 now 13.99
** Questions of Life – Alpha Course – Nicky Gumbel reg 10.99 now 7.99
** Born to Win – Kevin Leman reg. 16.99 now 8.49
** Queen Esther’s Secrets of Womanhood – Ginger Garrett reg 13.50 now 9.49
** Wake Up Generation – Paige Omartian – reg. 15.99 now 7.99
** You Can’t Take it With You – John Ortberg reg. 10.79 now 5.99
** Loving Your Mother Without Losing Your Mind reg 7.99 now 4.99
** I’m Too Young to be This Old – Poppy Smith reg 13.99 now 7.99
** Heavenly Cat Tales reg. 15.99 now 9.99
** Truly Devoted (dogs) reg 15.99 now 9.99
GREAT READING FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO THINK:
STAIRCASE SPECIALS UNDER $10 (limited supply):
Cloud & Townsend – It’s Not My Fault 9.99 (compare at 27.99)
R. T. Kendall – Unashamed to Bear His Name 9.99 (15.99)
Franklin Graham – The Name 9.99 (19.99)
Brennan Manning – The Signature of Jesus 9.99 (17.99)
Karen Kingsbury – Like Dandelion Dust 9.99 (17.99)
John Townsend – Handling Difficult People 9.99 (15.99)
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove – Awakening of Hope 9.99 (16.99)
Mark Galli – God Wins 9.99 (15.50)
Kevin Leman – Way of the Wise 8.99 (17.50)
Kevin Leman – Born to Win 8.49 (16.99)
Thom Rainer – I Am a Church Member 8.49 (16.99)
Thom Rainer – I Will: 9 Traits 8.49 (16.99)
Alpha Course – Questions of Life 7.99 (10.99)
Bill & Pam Farrell – Marriage Code 7.99 (17.99)
David Gregory – Dinner with a Perfect Stranger 7.99 (10.99)
Christianity 101 – James 7.49 (9.99)
Steven James – Story 6.99 (14.50)
Steven James – Flirting with the Forbidden 6.99 (15.50)
Betty Malz – The Glory of Heaven 6.99 (15.50)
Message Bible Studies – Living the Letters: Philippians 6.99 (12.99)
Message Bible Studies – Living the Questions: John 6.99 (12.50)
John Ortberg – You Can’t Take it With You 5.99 (10.79)
Our Daily Bread – Mart DeHaan – Been Thinking About 5.99 (16.99)
Kathy Peel – Busy Couples Guide 5.99 (21.99)
Bartel & Eding – Redeeming Church Conflicts 5.99 (19.99)
Picture Book – Church Signs Across America 5.99 (18.50)
Christianity 101 – Galatians 5.99 (9.50)
Amy Gaither (daughter) – Collections of Wednesday 5.74 (22.99)
Alpha Course – Gospel of John 4.49 (6.99)
Tyndale Publishing – NLT Ministry Ed. 3.99 or less (4.99)
• plus a number of fiction titles and too many 2.99 and 3.99 to list
|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 in-stock books or $200 worth of in-stock 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.
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 HomeschoolCatalog.org. 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! Note: Use the drop-down menu to select the subject area you wish to search, i.e. Math, etc.
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:
Recently 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 email@example.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 38%. This means the CBD price in Canadian dollars is 72.6% 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.
Singer Michael Card has written a series of commentaries on the gospels which are 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.
Custom greeting cards are now available for only $7.50 — 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:
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:
* Northumberland Youth For Christ
* Christian Horizons
* Salvation Army Family Services
* Northumberland Christian School
* UCB Radio 90.7
* Beginnings Crisis Pregnancy Centre
* Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp
* New Life Girls Home
* The Gideons
* Love in Action
* Camp IAWAH (two hours away, but used by area churches for retreats)
DAVID WESLEY is known worldwide, with over 31,000 YouTube followers and over 5 MILLION video views. 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.
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 sponsored by Searchlight, click here.
For Paul’s Twitter feed: Click here.
Our Brockville location is now closed.
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