• Searchlight Christian Resources •

• Cobourg, Ontario •

• 905 372 5519 •

• Current Hours remain Tu-Sa 11:00 – 3:00 •

WELCOME to Searchlight Christian Resources. We’re located at 884 Division Street in Cobourg (a town about halfway between Oshawa and Belleville) just 2 minutes (three 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 24½ years in Cobourg, but the business history of Searchlight goes back another 20 years before that.

We’re also a Christian book outlet store. About 75% 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 which makes us a small town store. Two aisles at the front, three in the middle and one at the back. However, 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. This website is simply a random, representative sample of what we carry.

Curbside Pickup or Shop in-store

To find out if your church is open this weekend, click this link.

Open FIVE days a week TUESDAY thru SATURDAY for parking lot (curbside) pickup only, with limited store entry — one person at a time.

Limited hours: 11:00 – 3:00 Tues-Sat

We are overlapping in-store shopping with curbside pickup for people who know exactly what they want and would prefer not to enter the store or wear a mask.

Week of October 25th: People are exercising greater caution as the numbers rise provincially. Just in case, some are stocking up now on Christmas gifts. We encourage you to visit the store while you still can as we might be plunged back into curbside-pickup-only sooner than later, or perhaps even a full lockdown.

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Health Unit requires masks in retail stores such as ours. If this is something you do not wish to do, please specify CURBSIDE pickup (parking lot pickup) when you call in your order. (See further below* for more details.)

If you wish to enter the store, some guidelines we’ve put in place are:

  1. Mask required.
  2. ONE individual at a time where possible. Or a couple from the same household. Preferably adults-only, no kids.
  3. Use the HAND SANITIZER immediately on entry.
  4. If you have had any contact with anyone who suspects COVID-19 or you have been to the United States, or have other reasons to be self-isolating, PLEASE DON’T COME!
  5. We don’t have tap payment. The pin-pad will be STERILIZED before and after each use.
  6. Please try to create a 2-metre (6-foot) distance between you and staff behind the counter.
  7. We need to record your NAME and PHONE number for future contact tracing.
  8. The door handles going in and out will be sterilized before and after each entry as is the countertop.
  9. Please make efficient use of your time in the store if others are waiting.
  10. We cannot accept returns and exchanges at this time. This situation was made necessary by an incident which occurred recently. Please contact us with any issues. Remember that we are an outlet store and red-tagged items are generally sales-final.
  11. We cannot accept incoming CSM donations at this time.
  12. This page is updated as the need arises.

*If you wish to NOT enter the store, here’s a reminder of how we do curbside pickup:

  • Try to call ahead (905 372 5519 or email) to request the things you’re seeking, and then call again from the parking lot.
  • Keep calls short.
  • Parking lot (curbside) pickup should only be VISA and MasterCard sales. The only way to use the debit machine is to come in the store, and that’s available only if no one else is shopping at that point and you have a mask. (Or pay cash rounded to the nearest dollar.)
  • For curbside, no individual card sales; no T-shirts; no Bible cases or covers.

► If you would like the current edition of Our Daily Bread included in your pickup, please let us know when ordering. Regular and large print available.

In general:

  • Our opening time is going to stay at 11:00 for the present time; we simply can’t work long shifts wearing a mask.
  • You may continue to contact us via email: searchlightbooks@gmail.com
  • During this time we are not processing returns, exchanges, or accepting Christian Salvation Mission donations. No exceptions.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to our GoFundMe rent relief crowdfunding campaign.

PHONE: Give us a call at 905 372 5519 during business hours and we’ll tell you more. Out of area call us at 800 210 5661.

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 (red X at bottom) at 884 Division Street (on the east side) in Cobourg. We’re at the front of the building.

Taking the 401? From points west (Port Hope, Bowmanville, Oshawa, etc.) take exit 474-A. From the east (Brighton, Trenton, Belleville, Kingston, etc.) take exit 474 and turn left. Baltimore road becomes Division Street. The blue line on the map below is Highway 401.

Google and Facebook almost have the pin in the right place, we’re actually at the front of the building

GPS = 78.1727202,43.9758635,0

3 traffic lights south of westbound 401; 3 traffic lights south of eastbound 401; on left side: 884 Division Street, Unit 102, Cobourg K9A 5V3   Note to website readers in the GTA: Cobourg is about 70 minutes east of the DVP/404 and Highway 401. Searchlight offers more maps per website than any other bookstore.

Cobourg Ontario

New to the area and checking out local churches? Visit our Local Church Directory. If that leaves you with questions, drop by the store and ask! We also have a page showing which churches have returned to in-person services.

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See above note re. current hours which are always variable at this time.

Limited handicapped access due to the building design; ramp at north end of sidewalk then please knock on the front window for assistance.

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This is a non-commercialized, non-transactional website. What follows is here to give you an idea of the flavour of our store in the hope you will visit in person.

Past Newsletters

Our 10/20/20 Newsletter: Click here

Thanksgiving Day Newsletter: Click here

Latest newsletter, September 30th: Click here.

Last week, September 21 Click here.

September 7th Newsletter: Click here.

August 25 Newsletter: Click here.

August 18 Newsletter: Click here

MORE BOOKS in this older newsletter: See additional titles not on the website at this link.

We’re Celebrating 25 years!

We have a number of shorter books which have been rushed-to-press during this time of crisis in which the world finds itself. All these are in-stock today. For a longer read, check out Shelter in God by David Jeremiah.

Bestselling books from your community:
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Here’s a women’s book with an unusual title: In Godmothers, her most personal, powerful book yet, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere offers a catalytic, transformative vision for women of a different way to live–one that embraces the presence of a godmother–the older, wiser women you can go to and learn from, the strong women who partner with us through life. And everyone needs one! International paperback edition, only $18.99.

Now available at the store: International paperback edition – not available from U.S. sellers – of the new book by Max Lucado

You’re stronger than you think because God is nearer than you know! He’ll meet you wherever, whenever—in lonely waiting rooms, rehab centers, and convalescent homes. Into all of life’s messes and thorny thickets, he’ll come to you, without hesitation, to lift you up. Lucado demonstrates by walking you through John’s words and Christ’s miracles. 240 pages, paperback from Nelson.

Now available in-store.

No matter your circumstances!  No matter where you are in life!  No matter your age!  God wants you to move FORWARD! 

Beloved Bible teacher and New York Times Bestselling Author, Dr. David Jeremiah reveals his personal approach to life and how to find the presence and purpose of God in your future!  This book is a master class in how to live fearlessly and get your life in focus!

With 25 titles in stock at our store, R.T. Kendall is a favorite author with many of our key customers, yet so many have never read his books. It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over is reg. $20.99 on sale for only $9.99. One of the greatest strategies of the enemy is to convince you to give up on your faith. If he can’t succeed at that, then his objective is to persuade you to settle for less than what God has planned for you. Don’t give up when victory is just around the corner!

Praying for the Impossible is the title of a 2-in-1 collection of books by an author with a most unusual name, Dutch Sheets. You get the complete text of the longtime bestseller Intercessory Prayer as well as Authority in Prayer. This 520-page paperback was already an outstanding deal at $20.99, but we have limited copies today at only $15.99.

Price Cut: Less than ½ price for a limited time!

There are books we keep on hand if needed but being able to provide certain resources is always bittersweet. Such is the case with one of our bestsellers: Keeping Love Alive When Memories Fade by Gary Chapman. The principles of his popular book The Five Love Languages are applied to those with loved ones who are facing Alzheimer’s. Reg. $21.99; now $9.99.

Now taking pre-orders – Releasing mid-November
Forgiving What you Can’t Forget:
Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories,
and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again

Lysa TerkeurstInternational Paperback Edition (not available from U.S. sellers)
Reg. $23.99; pre-orders $19.77

Is your mind stuck in overdrive because you repeatedly play back others’ offenses? Sharing a step-by-step plan to help you let go of bound-up resentments, Lysa teach you what the Bible says about forgiveness, how to disempower triggers hijacking your emotions, move on if a person refuses to change, and more. 256 pages.

Preorder by phone message, email, or leave a message on our Facebook page.

New from Bruxy!

Sick of religion? So was Jesus.

In this expanded edition of the bestselling The End of Religion, Bruxy Cavey asks: Has Christianity missed the point? Was Jesus setting up a new religion or abolishing the entire concept? Have Christians gotten faith in Jesus pretty much right—or all wrong?

Ten years later, thoroughly revised and updated, The End of Religion now includes five entirely new chapters by the author, a new preface, and updates throughout. Join Bruxy Cavey in a dynamic, breath-taking investigation into what Jesus was all about. Find out how twenty-first-century people can live into the subversive spirituality of Jesus.

Jesus lived a scandalous life. Shouldn’t we?

Paperback; reg. $25.99; PRE-ORDER PRICE $21.99; also available in hardcover. November release.

DVD and study guide also available.Fresh Start for Moms: A 31 Day Devotional Journal to Renew Your Joy
By: Valerie Woerner  (2019 title)

Providing the strength and inspiration you desire, this encouraging collection of 31 morning and evening reflections, Scripture verses, uplifting quotes, journaling space, and daily action steps will help you be the mother God has called you to be. 200 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.

Reg $20.99; Sale $15.99

New Fiction:

Now available, the latest from Amish Fiction author Beverly Lewis: The Stone Wall

Anna is eager to begin a new chapter in her life as a Lancaster County tour guide in the picturesque area where her Plain grandmother once stayed. Anna wishes she could talk with her grandmother about those long-ago days, but the elderly woman suffers from Alzheimer’s, and beyond a vague hint about an old stone wall, much about that time is a mystery.

Also available in hardcover for church libraries or collectors.

Our price for the international paperback edition is $21.99. Now available. After years of holding back, because he believed it wasn’t yet the time, Jonathan Cahn has now written the sequel. The Harbinger II: The Return.

Seen. Known. Loved.: 5 Truths About Your Love Language and God, by Gary Chapman, and R. York Moore.

God wants to communicate with you! How can you learn to interpret what he’s saying? Understand the unique language God chooses to converse with you with practical insights for determining the meaning of your conversation with him, feeling his presence, and living in union with him. 96 pages paperback; in-stock; priced for gift-giving $13.50 CDN.

God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and its Aftermath by N.T. Wright

Discover a different way of seeing and responding to the Coronavirus pandemic, an approach drawing on Scripture, Christian history, and the way of living, thinking, and praying revealed to us by Jesus.

112 page paperback. Reg. $14.99; OUR PRICE $13.50

GOD WALK by Canadian author Mark Buchanan

 This is an international paperback edition from the author of The Rest of God…

and by the same author:Spiritual Rhythm

Spiritual Rhythm: Being with Jesus Every Season of Your Soul
Zondervan Hardcover; Reg. $21.99 now on sale for $11.99

Mark Buchanan believes that your spirit grows depending on what season you’re in. Using the four seasons–winter, spring, summer and fall as living parables, Buchanan explores what each has to offer with biblical insight and pastoral experience. Discover what season your heart is in, and find the rhythm in your spiritual walk.

and by the same author a FICTION title:

Praying Women: How to Pray When You Don’t Know What to Say – new from Sheila Walsh.

If you find yourself easily distracted when you pray, here are practical, biblically based tips to help you ignite your conversation with the Lord.

Although Sheila has written many books, she shared that none of her books have impacted her more personally than Praying Women. The new book is a departure from Sheila’s previous books, offering very practical steps to pray in the midst of storms, celebrations, trials and the everyday challenges of life. With her signature honesty, vulnerability, and encouraging spirit, Sheila uses personal stories, extensive research and biblical teachings to show that God is not looking for perfect words when praying or perfect people.

Coming early October from N.T. Wright:

In this follow-up to Simply Christian, today’s leading Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and acclaimed author uses the Gospel of John to reveal how Christianity presents a compelling and relevant explanation for our world.

N. T. Wright argues that every world view must explain seven “signposts,” indicators inherent to humanity: Justice, Spirituality, Relationships, Beauty, Freedom, Truth, and Power.

He contends that if we do not live up to these ideals, our societies and individual lives become unbalanced, creating anger and frustration—negative emotions that divide us from ourselves and from God. Using the Gospel of John, Wright shows how Christianity defines each signpost and illuminates why we so often see them as being “broken” and unattainable.

Hardcover, $34.99 list, pre-orders $28.99 

$4.99 specials

$4.99 each or 3 for $13.99 or 7 for $29.99. There are 28 titles to choose from on the rack.

New! With years of selling The Beginner Bible, The Jesus Storybook Bible and The Read With Me Bible; we often encounter customers who find the contemporary illustrations too “cartoon-like” and want something closer to what they had when they were younger. The Classic Bible Storybook uses text from the original Living Bible by Kenneth Taylor. Reg. $20.99 on sale for $13.99; 288 pages hardcover.

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Joel Rosenberg is back with book # 3 in the Marcus Ryker series, The Jerusalem Assassin. This is an international paperback edition not available from U.S. sellers.

…and… if you like Joel’s books…

Empires of Armageddon Series by Terry Brennan:
Fans of Joel C. Rosenberg, Steven James, and Ted Dekker will relish the deadly whirlpool of international intrigue and end-times prophecy in Ishmael Covenant and Persian Betrayal–and will eagerly await the release of the finalé of this new trilogy in November.

Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life by Beth Moore.

International paperback edition; 334 pages; not sold by U.S. vendors. Inspired by the picturesque grapevines of Tuscany, plentiful biblical references ground her study — such as Eden in Genesis and the importance of wine in Revelation — to create an analogy largely based around patience, maturity, and trust for God’s work in each person’s life. Discover faith parallels and human qualities in vines and grapes!

Beth Moore - Undoing of Saint Silvanus

Beth Moore’s FICTION title: Reg. $23.99; Sale $9.99

The Undoing of Saint Silvanus is a far cry from her nonfiction work, but faith still played a major role in the writing process, according to Beth Moore.

Located in New Orléans, Saint Silvanus was originally built during the 1800s as a church and was later converted to an apartment complex now run by Jillian’s estranged grandmother. While in town attending her father’s funeral, she meets an eclectic group of tenants from the building. As strange things begin happening, she finds out her father was actually murdered

It’s nearly 500 pages of Southern mystery and down-home colloquialism, reflecting Moore’s love of New Orleans.

3 Great Deals on 3 Top Authors:
Fresh Wind Fresh Fire – Jim Cymbala – Story of the Brooklyn Tabernacle reg. 19.49; sale 9.99
Truth – Randy Alcorn (hardcover) – Seeing a bigger view of God reg. 20.99; sale 8.99  (Also on sale: Grace.)
Beautiful in God’s Eyes – Elizabeth George – Treasures of the Proverbs 31 woman. reg. 22.50; sale 7.99
…order with a Facebook message, or by email, or leave a message on our store phone line.

Parenting Resources July 9 2020

Parenting Resources:

Tough Stuff Parenting: Helping Your Kids Navigate Faith and Culture – reg. 20.99; sale 10.99
When Your Child is Grieving
guiding them to hope and healing – reg. 20.99; sale 9.99
When a Mom Inspires a Daughter
affirming her dreams and identity – reg. 20.99; sale 7.99
Question of the Day
3 year journal to capture the wonder of their childhood – reg. 23.99; sale 13.99 **ONLY ONE COPY LEFT**

also see below for Education a la Carte

Featured Specials:
[] Education a la Carte – Kevin Leman – Choosing the best options for your children’s schooling. Reg. 23.50; Sale 8.99
[] Core Christianity – Elmer Towns – The basics of what Christianity is all about Reg. 20.99; Sale 8.99
[] The Four Wills of God – Emmerson Eggerichs – from the author of Love and Respect Reg. 26.99; Sale 16.99
[] Hail to the King – Hillsong – DVD Reg. 18.99 sale 11.88

It’s a STORMIE OMARTIAN special! While supplies last, only $9.99 each.
The Power of Praying Through Fear – paperback reg. $22.50
The Power of a Praying Wife – Milano Raspberry cover, reg. $25.50
The Power of a Praying Parent – Milano Softone cover, reg. $27.99
Out of Darkness – Stormie’s biography – choose hardcover reg. $34.50 or paperback, reg. $22.50, both are on sale, now for only $8.99

MORE BOOKS to choose from: See additional titles at our July 21st newsletter at this link.

Ever sat in a coffee shop and tried to explain Christian concepts using a pen and napkins? Or had someone use drawings to explain something to you? Then you’ll love the visual learning doodles of author Skye Jethani in this look at the teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in his new book, What If Jesus Was Serious? Paperback $19.99. [This book is for adults but also makes a great graduation gift.]

Read a free sample of an earlier version of 9 of the 72 short chapters in the book at this link.

We have only a few copies each of these; limit 1 per customer/household; call to reserve:
■ Steven Curtis Chapman: Number Ones, Volume One
■ Ernie Hasse & Signature Sound: Glorious Day
■ Gaither Gospel Series: Circuit Rider Sountrack (music from Guy Penrod, Buddy Green, Lynda Randle,The Isaacs and more; narration by Gloria Gaither.)
Also available
■ Shane and Shane – The One You Need
■ Ray Stevens – Gospel Collection

Biographies of some of the most influential personalities in Christian history are found in the Trailblazers series. Written originally for children ages 8 to 12 years there’s enough material here for adults as well who want the basics on a particular individual. For your convenience, we’ve broken the sets pictured above and are selling the books individually for $11.99. Ten titles to choose from.

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Seeing Jesus from the East by Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray is available in a lower priced international paperback edition not available from U.S. vendors. Click here for my review of the book.

Sold in Canada in International Paperback Edition

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Canadian author Tim Challies continues his collection of books on tougher subjects for people who aren’t normally, using visual imagery to bring the material to life. This time it’s church history, but as you’ve never read it before. Epic is releasing in paperback. This title is now in-stock. Click here to read Paul’s review.

Fiction readers:

Don’t miss out on the latest historical fiction novel by
Lynn Austin, If I Were You.

From bestselling and eight-time Christy Award–winning author Lynn Austin comes a remarkable novel of sisterhood and self-discovery set against the backdrop of WWII.  This sweeping story transports readers to one of the most challenging eras of history to explore the deep, abiding power of faith and friendship to overcome more than we ever thought possible.

NIrV Bible Special

We have limited copies each of these New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) Bibles for younger readers in hardcover, under the usual $30+ price. The NIrV is based on the NIV, but uses shorter sentences and a limited vocabulary.
Under the Sea NIrV Bible – reg. 31.99 sale 18.99
Once Upon a Time NIrV Bible – reg. 31.99 sale 17.99

(We also carry an NIrV adult edition for new Canadians or people for whom English is a second language.)

One of the most successful Christian books of the last 20 years, The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman now has three specific spin-off resources we want you to know are available:
► Holding on to Love After You’ve Lost a Baby
► Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families
► Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade (Alzheimer’s) — see above for a SALE PRICE on this title
► Building Love Together in Blended Families (coming soon; not shown)

Featured paperback titles
[] Success Over Stress – Norman Wright reg. 18.99 sale 12.99
[] 30 Days with Jesus – NIV Gospels in chronological order reg. 17.99 sale 9.99 (as is condition)
[] Generous Justice – Tim Keller reg. 22.00 sale 15.99
[] With All Due Respect: 40 Days to a More Fulfilling Relationship with Your Teen and Tweens reg. 21.00 sale 7.99

Featured promotional titles:
■ My Prayer Journal – Soul-soothing prayers and inspiring scripture selections and 192 journaling pages. Reg. 11.50 sale 6.99.  SOLD OUT
■ I’m Pregnant, Now What? Coauthored by Ruth Graham. Getting through an unplanned pregnancy. Reg. 17.99 sale 11.99
■ Discover Your Kids Spiritual Gifts by Adam Stadtmiller – Reg. 21.99 special sale price 7.99
■ Beating Guns – Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin – Representing less than 5% of the world’s population, Americans own nearly half of the world’s guns. The movement to literally beat guns into garden tools. Reg. 25.99; special sale price $7.99

Some random regular-price books!  Limited quantities; all can be ordered. 
Lost Women of the Bible – Carolyn Custis James – Now available only by special order
Becoming Mrs. Lewis – The story of Joy Davidson and C.S. Lewis’ unlikely marriage is now in an expanded edition at a lower price
Sightings – normally fiction author Lynn Austin shares a non-fiction title on seeing God in everyday life
Raising Passionate Jesus Followers – the parents of John Mark Comer on passing your faith on to your children

Books for people who like to think!
Leading a Church in a Time of Sexual Questioning – Bruce Miller – Making your church a place of grace. 23.99 website sale 19.99 **
Paul: A Biography – N. T. Wright – Beyond theology, a look at Paul’s life itself; what shaped him. Int’l Paperback Edition 24.99
The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Grace – Tim Keller – A look at Jonah, Jesus and the Prodigal Son – hardcover – in-store $23.99
Saving Truth: Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World – Abdu Murray – Vice President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) – Int’l Paperback Edition 19,99
**Ask for the website special on this title.

Limited Quantity Specials for Women:
[] The Fringe Hours – Jessica Turner (time management tools; author of Stretched Too Thin) Reg. 18.99; Sale 6.99
[] The Beauty of Grace – Dawn Camp (stories of God finding us and loving us) Reg.18.99; Sale 9.99
[] Extending the Table (global cuisine cookbook with the enticing flavors of 90 countries) Limited spiral bound edition; Reg. 34.99; Sale 14.99
[] A Woman After God’s Own Heart – Elizabeth George (tools you need to live out God’s priorities) Reg. 18.99; Sale 13.99

Writers for a new generation of readers:
Own the Moment: How to Live a Spiritual Life in a Secular World – Carl Lenz (pastor to Justin Bieber) – reg. 22.00; sale 9.99
Radical Forgiveness: God’s Call to Unconditional Love – Brian Zhand – reg. 22.99; sale 11.99
Jesus is For You: Stories of Relentless Love – Judah Smith – hardcover gift book; reg. 18.50; sale 11.99
(re)Union: The Good News for Seekers, Saints and Sinners – Bruxy Cavey – international paperback edition 18.99
***Email, leave a comment on Facebook, or call 905 372 5519 to reserve a copy***

Great little gift books:
The Case for Hope: Looking Ahead with Confidence and Courage – Lee Strobel – hardcover – reg. 18.50; sale 9.99
Water Walking: Discovering and Obeying Your Call to Radical Discipleship – John Ortberg – reg. 15.99 sale 9.99
Prayers and Promises for a Hurting World – 184 pages of refreshing inspiration and encouragement. Reg. 8.50; Sale 4.99
Seven Secrets of a Meaningful Life – David Housholder – Reg. 20.99; Sale 8.99; Website Special 7.44
Seven Secrets of a Meaningful Marriage – Dan & Linda Wilson – Reg. 20.99; sale 8.99

Recent releases for various needs, interests and tastes.
– How New is the New Testament? A look at 1st Century Judaism.
– Amish Voices – Their daily lives, work, and faith in their own words
– God of Tomorrow – renew hope for the future, author of Messy Grace
– Free to Focus – principles to achieve more by doing less
– In His Image – popular Reformed women’s author Jen Wilkin
– Speak Your Peace – loving our enemies from the author of Rich Christians
– On Heaven’s Doorstep – stories from a first responder (special order title)
– I Give Up – singer/songwriter Laura Story (Indescribable, What if Your Blessings Come Through Sorrows.)
These were all from our recent releases section, most are single copies.

Fiction: Available to Order in Paperback
■ Lisa Wingate – The Prayer Box
■ Charles Martin – The Water Keeper
■ Kim Vogel Sawyer – Unveiling the Past
■ Amy Clipson – The Farm Stand (Amish Marketplace #2)
■ Jen Turano – Storing Up Trouble (American Heiress #3)
■ Beth White – Reckless Love (Daughtry #3)
■ Susan May Warren – Heart of a Hero (Global #2)
■ Elizabeth Goddard – Appalachian Sumner
■ Patricia Bradley – Standoff (Natchez Trace Park #1)
■ Tracie Peterson – The Way of Love (Willamette Brides #2)
■ Wanda Brunstetter – The Crow’s Call
■ Janette Oke – Unyielding Hope (When Hope Calls #1)
■ Judith Miller – A Single Spark
■ Elizabeth Camden – A Gilded Lady (Hope & Glory #2)
■ Tamara Alexander – Colors of Truth — PUBLICATION DELAYED
■ Lauraine Snelling – A Blessing to Cherish
■ Karen Kingsbury – Someone Like You (hardcover only)

God I Need to Talk To You Booklets:These small booklets have been so helpful to so many families over the years. There are now 24 different titles dealing with behavioral issues with kids. We currently have multiple copies of all 24. Only $1.99 each; 5 for $8.99; or purchase a hardcover collection of most of the titles for only $19.99.

Fiction Clearance Sale

Wanda Brunstetter – Going Home – 7.99
Gilbert Morris – Charade – 7.99
Linda Lee Chaiken – Daughter of Silk – 6.99
Linda Dorrell – Face to Face – 6.99
Alton Gansky – The Incumbent – 6.99
Adrian Plass – Ghosts – 3.99 

Buy 2 or more and take $1 off each

The last few weeks in the U.S. has brought no shortage of opinions on what’s taking place, what caused it, and what needs to happen next. Is there a Christian perspective? Glad you asked! These books — plus The Color of Compromise (see below) — are available on request. Click to see the titles larger, then type the title and the word ‘review’ to learn more. We recommend GoodReads as a source. Then place your order.

The Color of Compromise: This has become a huge bestseller in the last few weeks, so if you’re interested, we wanted you know it’s available to order. 256 pages, paperback, $24.99 CDN; Facebook, newsletter and website price $21.99.

Music: Available on CD

[We have a huge in-stock selection of CDs – especially for a small-town store – but these recent and future releases may be ordered if out of stock.]

■ Passion – Roar: Live from Passion 2020
■ Bethel Worship – Revival’s In The Air (2CD)IN STOCK
■ Rend Collective – Choose to Worship – IN STOCK
■ We the Kingdom – Live at the Wheelhouse  IN STOCK
■ Elevation Worship – Graves into Gardens  IN STOCK
■ Jesus Culture – Church IN-STOCK
■ Sanctus Real – Unstoppable God
■ Kanye West – Jesus is King  IN-STOCK
■ Sidewalk Prophets – The Things That Got Us Here IN-STOCK
■ We Are Messengers – Power

Jeremy Camp - I Still Believe - Book

I  Still Believe by Jeremy Camp is the name of (a) a compact disc, (b) a 2020 feature film, (c) a paperback book, or (d) all three?

The answer is all three! In the book, Camp recounts his impoverished childhood, rebellious teenage years, spiritual awakening, the tragic loss of his newlywed wife, and his second chance at love. Jeremy’s journey refined his faith—and will give you reason to hope in God. Revised edition features cover art from the movie.



Available in your choice of paperback or hardcover:

The Faith of Queen Elizabeth: The Power, Grace and Quiet Strength Behind the Crown offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Her Majesty’s Christian faith. Drawing on historical archives, royal biographies, and accounts of interactions with historic figures such as Winston Churchill, Billy Graham, Mother Theresa, and Margaret Thatcher, award-winning author Dudley Delffs uses them as brushstrokes to create a stunning portrait of Queen Elizabeth unlike any other. As entertaining as The Crown, and as refreshing as a cup of tea, this book gives a greater understanding and a deeper appreciation of the spiritual legacy of the world’s most famous woman.


We have a limited number of copies of this out-of-print book by popular author Lysa TerKeurst. Orig. list price $16.50; now $9.99.

Stormie Omartian: Out of Darkness

Hardcover Book; reg. $34.99; now on sale for $8.99

► Now also available in paperback at the same low price

You’ve read her “The Power of a Praying” books; now read her story. Rescued from a childhood marred by physical and emotional abuse, Stormie Omartian has a burning desire to tell hurting people that there is a way out of their pain. A testimony of healing and triumphant faith. Includes 16 pages of photos.

Devotions for Sacred Parenting: All the wisdom from the book of the same name in bite-size daily or weekly portions.

Reg. $21.99; Sale $15.49

Gary Thomas, bestselling author who has sold 1.3 million books, approaches parenting with the same idea as he approaches marriage in his flagship book: God designed this relationship to make people holy, not just happy. This updated and expanded edition takes a timeless message to new readers.

New from controversial author Greg Boyd:
Inspired Imperfection: How the Bible’s Problems Enhance Its Divine Authority

For years, conservative scholars and pastors have tried to prove that the Bible is without errors. By examining the mistakes and contradictions, Boyd presents a counter-intuitive thesis. He argues that these supposed inaccuracies actually support the trustworthiness of Scripture because they show that God used fallible humans to communicate timeless truth—as in Jesus’ life also. 213 pages, softcover from Fortress Press.

We are a dealer for Cobble Hill jigsaw puzzles. We also carry D-TOYS puzzles and Vermont Christmas Company (no, they’re not Christmas themed) puzzles for your consideration. Our biggest sellers are the 1,000-piece images and still have more than two dozen different puzzles in-stock.

These two Random House hardcovers will appeal to very different audiences, but both are back in stock. Reg. $31, our $27.99
Jesus in Me: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion by Anne Graham Lotz — understanding the seven titles given to the Holy Spirit.  This title is now on sale at $23.99.
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Mark Comer — “Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.”

Two great deals from popular author Sheila Walsh.

The Longing in Me (a study on the life of David)
Reg. $19.99; sale $8.99
In The Middle of the Mess (breaking down defenses that keep God from meeting your deepest hurts)
Reg. $21.00; sale $14.44

Best price anywhere! You asked for a deal on this and we listened!

992 pages

The New Testament in Its World is your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. A highly-readable, one-volume introduction placing the entire New Testament and early Christianity in its original context, it is the only such work by distinguished scholar and author N. T. (Tom) Wright.

An ideal guide for students, The New Testament in Its World addresses the many difficult questions faced by those studying early Christianity. Both large and small, these questions include:

  • What is the purpose of the New Testament?
  • What was the first-century understanding of the kingdom?
  • What is the real meaning of the resurrection in its original context?
  • What really were the Gospels?
  • Who was Paul and why are his letters so controversial?
  • As twenty-first-century people, how do we recover the excitement of what it was like to live as Christians in the first or second centuries?

In short, The New Testament in Its World brings together decades of ground-breaking research, writing, and teaching into one volume that will open readers’ eyes to the larger world of the New Testament. It presents the New Testament books as historical, literary, and social phenomena located in the world of Second Temple Judaism, amidst Greco-Roman politics and culture, and within early Christianity. 

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The Bible Beginners series from Scripture Gift Mission contains 5 books. Purchase any combination of two, three, four or five books and enjoy “cheaper as they go” pricing.

 Unstoppable by Christine Caine is regular $19.99;  now  $11.99. “People of faith are lined up in lanes all over this globe, batons in hand, running the race that matters most in this world – the divine relay!”

Reintroducing a popular offer:

Joyce Meyer’s A New Way of Living: Transform Your Life by Knowing Christ
60-minute DVD, sold elsewhere in the store in different packaging at $29.99,
this helpful message is available in this format for only $11.99
including a free 80-page book … Just a few left!

Looking for a wholesome family-friendly film? Check out our DVD department. These also make great gifts.

For fans of Brian Doerksen: We’ve secured a supply of the new Shiyr Poets CD, Volume Three not sold in most Christian bookstores. This side project from Brian features the Psalms set to music, this one is Psalm 21 to Psalm 30. Buy the entire set and take $1 off each.

Among the best selling items in the store are these board books for little ones. $10.99 – $12.99. Many of them also have a corresponding larger picture book for older children, $19.99 – $21.99. These are constantly being restocked and are located in both our children’s book area and our children’s gift area.

Ten Minutes in the Word
hardcover gift/devotional books
3 titles to choose from; all currently on sale.
Psalms | Proverbs | John

Available: Save 50% 60%
Living Amazed (hardcover) — Reg. $24.99; sale $12.49 now only $9.99

James Robison has seen the power of God in his life, from the humblest of beginnings through his worldwide television ministry as host of LIFE Today. He has influenced church and world leaders for five decades. Now he shares his remarkable life story and invites you to be inspired, be empowered, and live amazed at how God can use you.

Why should the children have all the good Bible stories? Apparently enough adults spoke up and The Jesus Storybook Bible — in which “every story whispers His name” and points to the coming Saviour — is now available in an adult, text-only edition titled The Story of God’s Love For You. We have this in paperback, hardcover and leather gift edition along with four different editions of the children’s version.

Carol McMurray - Melting a Heart of Stone - revised


From Cobourg’s Carol McMurray

Melting a Heart of Stone provides a biblical examination of the phenomena of anger, bitterness, and hardness of heart throughout history, delving into its root cause, negative effects, and the only possible solution. God is seeking those who through humility and repentance are willing to exchange their heart of stone for a heart of flesh.

Paperback from Word Alive Press $11.99

Jonathan Cahn - Oracle

The Oracle by Jonathan Cahn author of The Harbinger

Jonathan Cahn takes the reader on a journey to find the man called the Oracle. One by one each of the Jubilean mysteries will be revealed through the giving of a vision. Discover the ancient scrolls that contain the appointed words that have determined the course of world history from the onset of modern times up to our day. The revelation is so big that it will involve and open up the mysteries of everything and everyone from Mark Twain to Moses, from King Nebuchadnezzar to Donald Trump, from the fall of empires to the rise of America, from a mystery hidden in a desert cave to another in an ancient scroll, from the palace of the Persian Empire to the US Senate, from the Summer of Love to the Code of Babylon, and much, more.

Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin is now in its 6th edition.
► You may have friends or even relatives who belong to some of the religious organizations covered, so many of you will want to own a copy for yourself.
► Your church library may want to have a copy on hand.
► This title is usually in stock.
796 pages, hardcover; our price of $33.88 off $37.99 and is cheaper than that website that starts with “A.” 

Do Your Children Believe: Becoming Intentional About Your Family’s Faith and Spiritual Legacy by Terence Chatmon (Thomas Nelson, 2017)
■■ Best price anywhere: $3.99 CDN ■■

As parents, we all want our children to enjoy a vibrant relationship with Christ. But how many of us have a concrete discipleship plan? In this practical study of intergenerational faith, some step-by-step guidance for how to lay a spiritual “track” in front of the fast-moving train of family life.

The Subversive Evangelical: The Ironic Charisma of an Irreligious Megachurch is a by Redeemer College professor Peter J. Schuurman. It’s an academic analysis of Bruxy Cavey and The Meeting House church network, published by U. of T. Press, 384 pages, $32.99; our price only $28.99.

► We have a terrific deal on Tim Keller‘s bestselling title, The Prodigal God.
► Paperbacks, reg. $17.00 on sale for $8.99 or take a 3-pack for only $23.99.
► We also have hardcovers missing dust jackets for only $12.00.
► Using his characteristic intellectual approach to faith issues, Keller uncovers an unexpected message in the familiar–and often misunderstood–New Testament parable.

Prayer Cubes

Prayer Cubes are a fun — as in don’t take this practice too seriously — novelty product. You roll the prayer cube and pray the cube which comes up on top. The most popular of the three styles is “Mealtime Prayers.” The prayers themselves are okay, it’s just that “rolling the dice” isn’t how most of us want to approach talking to God. This also makes a great gag gift for the academic or theologian whose idea of prayer is slightly more scholarly…
…And they’re only $2.99.

ESV Value Edition.
Reg. $27.99. On sale at $18.99. This is ideal if you’d like to own a copy of the ESV text for comparison purposes but don’t wish to buy a leather-bound edition or the study edition.

    “Do you feel lost in a difficult season, wondering, ‘GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?!’ Perhaps you heard God speak, but now He seems silent. Maybe you moved forward in faith, but now His presence is nowhere to be found. Welcome to the wilderness the place between receiving a promise from God and seeing it come to pass.
     But here’s the good news―this is no purposeless wasteland. God uses the wilderness to prepare and equip you for your destiny―that is, if you navigate it correctly…”
     …Check out God Where Are You from bestselling author John Bevere.

► Supplier offer at par to the U.S. price! Normally $23.99, we can still offer it at only $16.99.
► From the author of The Harbinger, and current bestseller The Oracle, Jonathan Cahn’s The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times
► Could a mystery from the ancient Middle East have foretold the outcomes of current events more accurately than any poll or expert? Could events that took place nearly three thousand years ago now be determining the course of our world and with it the course of our lives?

Taking a trip? When loading up the car don’t forget audio books. These are all unabridged; at least 25% off the list price. Also great for daily Toronto-bound commuters, or long-haul truckers.

Audio Books 2


Table Games:
• Rummikub
• Rummikub Large Tile Edition
• Triominoes
• Word for Word
• Canadaopoly
• Scopa
Card Games:
• Rook
• Dutch Blitz
• Re•Word•Able
• Xactika
• Loot
• Church WIndows
Christian Games:
• Decalogue (The Ten Commandments Game)
• Scattegories Bible Edition
• Chapter and Verse
• Bible Snap
• Faith and Redemption
Jigsaw Puzzles:
• Vermont Christmas Company
• Cobble Hill
• Potter Puzzles
• D-Toys
…Each of these is currently in stock at the store.

Nicky and Sila Lee can literally say they wrote the book on marriage! The Marriage Course is an extension of The Alpha Course and another Nicky, Alpha founder Nicky Gumbel, wrote the intro to the book based on the course.

Above are the original book cover (the blue one) and the current one which retails for $21.50 CDN. We have several of the first one and they’re on sale for $17.99. 20 Chapters, 4 Appendices.

Fire Will Strike the Earth

• Now available at Searchlight: A prophetic message translated by local author and former missionary Henry Buchegger.
• Henry published this at great personal cost, and Searchlight is relinquishing much of our normal retail margin to help out.
“In 1984 in Mexico City, the message in this book, written in Spanish on loose-leaf paper, was handed to me by a stranger, urging me to pass it on to as many people who might want it. She offered this message to me freely, and I gladly received it. I took the text home and translated it into English. Based on the Bible, this message is a wake-up call to all of humanity from a loving God. Thirty years ago the message didn’t seem as urgent to me as it clearly is today. Whether we realize it or not, the beginnings of God’s judgements on earth are already in progress…”
• …continue reading book summary at this link: http://essencebookstore.com/index.php…
• Paperback, 88 pages, $15.

These large indoor/outdoor floor welcome mats measure 17½” x 29½” and we currently have these 5 designs in stock. $22.99; click the image to see larger.

We have special pricing on some gently scuffed copies of this book.
Reg. $19.49  Sale $13.99

As more and more people are diagnosed with ADHD, and the internet erodes the attention span of the rest of us, I would expect books which offer smaller bites are an ideal reading retreat in a distracted world. What if there were simply a collection of articles which offered some thought-provoking insights into a somewhat random collection of topics? What if, in your own busyness you could consider a faith-focused subject with a three or four minute investment?

Not Dressed for the Occasion by Durham Region pastor Ron Harris (with Christine Winter) is one such book. The 71 articles are gathered here in a form the author says, “has no beginning and no end.” You can jump in anywhere and read as many or as few as time permits. The articles are somewhat devotional in nature — think something 3 to 5 times longer than Our Daily Bread, or The Upper Room — which allows more space to anchor the reading in more than one scripture text reference. Each piece is clearly written from a pastor’s heart.  Paperback, $17.99, in stock.

With 21,000 YouTube subscribers, Cobourg's DAVID WESLEY has a worldwide following. On this album as on the videos, he sings every track creating a multi-layered sound texture that is rich in harmony. This album cuts across generational lines and therefore makes a great gift. Get one for yourself and one for a friend. $14.99 CD

Looking for a gift for an out-of-town friend? Give them a piece of Cobourg!  With 161,000+ YouTube subscribers and 20 MILLION views, Cobourg’s DAVID WESLEY has a worldwide following. On this album as on the videos, he sings every track creating a multi-track, layered sound texture that is rich in harmony. This album cuts across generational lines and therefore makes a great gift. Get one for yourself and one for a friend. $14.99 CD. Also available, David’s Christmas album.


We want our customers to consider an alternative to the traditional gift bag. For the same money — sometimes even less — you can give a plastic or canvas tote bag which becomes a second gift. We now have thirty-five different designs in stock. Most are only $3.99 with some at $4.99 to $8.99 If you wish, you can add tissue as you would with a gift bag.

The Bible Book explores the ideas and beliefs key to the teachings of the most widely printed religious book of all time.

This highly visual, really BIG, 352-page hardcover book highlights more than 100 of the most important Biblical passages and explains their significance. Profiles of primary figures–from Adam and Eve, to Peter and Paul–and places of the Bible, such as Jerusalem and Rome, add context to the scriptures. Theological concepts, such as the Trinity, God’s omnipresence, and the importance of Jesus’ death, are explained in detail. Infographics illuminate the most significant concepts clearly and simply.

The Bible Book is perfect for anyone with an interest in religion and the foundational text of Christianity and Judaism.

New Hardcover Discount Prices

Our price

Increasingly, when you visit our store, you’ll see the words “Our Price” on hardcover books. These discounts are either offered by the store or supported by some of our publishers. They’re not red tags because they’re not part of the Buy-4-get-1-Free but they represent our best attempt to remain competitive and save you money on books we are unable to source in paperback at this time. If a hardcover doesn’t have this new pricing, please feel free to ask if it’s possible.

We get a lot of requests for New Testaments in an easy-to-read type size. The solution has been on our shelves all along; the NLT Travelers Devotional Bible New Testament. These are beautiful faux-leather editions. Reg. up to $21.99; available in various colours, now only $11.99.

worship resources

Know someone who serves in music leadership at a local church? The two paperbacks on the left and right offer different approaches to worship leadership. The hymnbook in the middle contains a number of modern hymns with a rich doctrinal substance. For hardcore keyboard players, We also have the spiral edition of this book.

We’re completely restocked on nearly 200 titles from Rose Publishing.
• Over 120 laminated pamphlets inform you on every aspect of the Bible and Christianity.
• Almost 80 booklets from June Hunt deal with personal and relational problems which happen in life.
The pamphlets are $5.50 if you buy one, but the prices immediately decrease the more you purchase.
The booklets are $6.75 each.

Spanish - Turn Your Vacation Trip into a Missions Trip

Heading to Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, or any other Spanish-speaking country?? Turn your vacation trip into a mission trip by leaving Spanish New Testaments and Bible promise books for hotel housekeeping staff; tour guides; and people you meet at local markets. We keep about 20-30 of these on hand at any given time; more can be easily ordered.

Not going anywhere? Remember the migrant workers on local farms. (Make sure ahead of time that Spanish is their first language!)

These wooden crosses make a great bulk purchase item:

The little wooden cross pendants (necklaces) are a great bargain; a bestseller at Searchlight for years. Great gifts for tweens, teens and young adults; though not recommended for small children. If you need a quantity, let us know so we have time to string them.

Bibles in many Languages:

We don’t have all the languages in the above image, but we do have in stock Bibles and/or other Christian literature in Spanish, Arabic, German, Chinese (trad.), Chinese (simplified), Italian, French, Tagalog, Persian, Korean, Greek (contemporary), Greek (classical), Japanese, Hindi and others, with access to about 100 more.

(re)Union: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners by Bruxy Cavey

You’ve got a friend who you’d like to see cross the line of faith. You want to sit down and be able to answer all their questions in a casual, non-threatening manner. Problem is, there’s aspects of your Christian pilgrimage that have left you less than articulate on various core doctrines. If only you had another friend who could join you at the coffee shop to make Christianity make sense.

Enter Bruxy Cavey [KAY-vee] teaching pastor at The Meeting House, an alternative, multi-site congregation in the greater Toronto area described as both “church for people who aren’t into church,” and also as “Canada’s fastest growing church network.” It’s been a decade since his 2007 title with NavPress, The End of Religion: Encountering the Subversive Spirituality of Jesus.  Since then he’s become more strongly alligned with his tribe, the Brethren in Christ and more identified with pacifist denominations which clearly are a minority in the United States.

Years later, that irreligious message of Jesus turns up in Bruxy’s “The Gospel in 30 Words” which forms the core of the book.

  Remember our motto:

Information you need,
by authors who are proven,
from publishers we trust,
at prices you can afford.

We support local authors; books below are in-stock:

  • Allan Connor was a retired missionary living in Port Hope who holds the record for the most sales by a local author at Searchlight for a previous title. Trail Mix is a collection of devotionals originally out by email subscription to friends across Canada. This new book is now available for $15 at the store.
  • Carol McMurray has been a customer of our store almost since the day we opened. Her book, Melting A Heart of Stone looks at the theme of hardness of heart throughout the Bible.
  • Ron Harris is a pastor in Durham Region. His book Not Dressed for the Occasion provides short takes on over 70 different subjects written in a style that’s as fresh as your daily news feed, but with devotional value.
  • Eric Wright‘s new novel, Rust Bucket is now available. This the 3rd book in the Josh Radley suspense series. We also have several other titles by Eric. He attends Fellowship Baptist Church in Cobourg.
  • Michaela Peters has released The Sorcerer’s Revenge, a young adult novel that some adults are enjoying as well. She recently traveled to New York to pitch the book as a Hunger-Games-type screenplay.
  • We also have local interest titles by Dr. Lee Beach former pastor of Cobourg Alliance Church, and Peterborough’s Judi Peers (her 10th title) who is well known in this area.

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

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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We love church librarians!

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

For ChristianBook customers:

Recently we began a trial period of offering fulfilment for orders carts at ChristianBook 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 ChristianBook 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 36%. This means the CBD price in Canadian dollars is 1.723% 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.

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 Unlimited (NYFC)
* Christian Horizons
* Salvation Army Family Services
* Northumberland Christian School
* Better Together Refugee Project
* UCB Radio in Cobourg and Belleville
* Mission Canada (Jeff Snow) outreach to UOIT/Durham College
* Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp
* YFC National; Global Engagement (Michele Shutt)
* Packed With Love (outreach of Ritson Road Alliance, Oshawa)
* Love in Action
* Camp IAWAH

Once things return to normal, Searchlight will continue to be a drop-off point for Christian Salvage Mission of Hamilton, Ontario. Overseas missionaries and English-speaking indigenous workers are hungry for materials you or your church are no longer using including: used Christian books, Bibles, hymnbooks Sunday School curriculum, VBS, devotional booklets, etc.

CANADIAN CHRISTIAN BUSINESS FEDERATIONThe CCBF invites all business men and women to breakfast at 8:00 am (to 9:30) at the Buttermilk Café, the first Tuesday morning of every month. Connect with other Christian men and women involved in business or other professions to meet and discuss business leadership from a Christian perspective. The only cost is the price of your breakfast you order. For more information please visit http://www.ccbf.org 

CELEBRATE RECOVERYOngoing program for people dealing with hurts, habits and hangups at The Salvation Army. Tuesdays at 6:30. 

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

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 of the main Barrie station in Peterborough, ON)

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

99.5 — WDCX-FM (Buffalo, NY)

100.3 — LIFE 100 (Barrie main signal)

100.5 — UCB (Kingston repeater station)

102.3 — UCB  (Belleville, ON)

104.9 — KLOVE  (If you’re west of Belleville, try also 90.1 FM)

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

1250 (AM) — JOY 1250 (Toronto)

S E A R C H L I G H T  —  Now in our 25th YEAR IN COBOURG — 77% of our book intake is (a) publisher overstock and (b) remainder books.   Each title is hand-picked.   Despite this, with the other 23% we’re still able to stock almost all of the Top 100 Christian Fiction and Top 100 Christian Non-Fiction titles. Our “house specialty” is apologetics!

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.)

Cobourg’s MISSION THRIFT STORE is at 975 Elgin Street West, in the plaza on the southwest corner of Burnham and Elgin St. W.  (289) 252-2299

For the Jesus Music / History of Contemporary Christian Music page at YouTube sponsored by Searchlight, click here.

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► Want to start a Christian store in your town? If someone is serious about starting a store anywhere in Ontario, please talk to us. With 45 years Christian music retail experience and 25 years of owning 3 bookstores, Paul can help turn a complicated process into a simple turn-key possibility. If he isn’t at the store that day, be sure to leave your contact information.

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