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.
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 (on the east side) in Cobourg. We’re at the front of the building.
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 (Spring hours now in effect)
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 to 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 – 4:30 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)
ONLINE INQUIRIES (a separate form for Prayer Requests is now located on “The Events” page, click this link.)
So many of you helped make Top 25 Songs of Grace a bestseller at Searchlight. We wanted to find another great double CD with 25 songs that we could offer at $14.99 and guess what? We think we have another winner. This title is being featured in our store for the entire year! We’ll email you the song list on request.
Sally Lloyd-Jones popular Jesus Storybook Bible is now available in an adult edition for those who love the text and want to share it with another adult. We have both paperback and hardcover editions. Also, the deluxe leather version of the kids edition is still on sale while quantities last.
WAR ROOM DVD NOW AVAILABLE: Special Christian bookstore edition with extra features, not sold in general retail stores.
NEW BOOKS AT SEARCHLIGHT
- Hidden Agenda by Lisa Harris
- Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey
- Behold the Man by Brock & Bodie Thoene
- The First Hostage by Joel Rosenberg
- The Restoration by Wanda Brunstetter
- If I Run by Terri Blackstock
- Always Watching by Lynette Eason
- Planted With Hope by Trisha Goyer & Sherry Gore
- Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer
- The Prophetess by Jill Eileen Smith (story of Deborah)
- The Case for Grace by Lee Strobel (paperback edition)
- The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (repackaged edition)
- Jesus Speaks by Steven K. Scott (devotional)
- Man, Myth, Messiah – Rice Brooks (God’s Not Dead 2 tie-in)
- Moving Mountains by John Eldredge (international paperback edition)
- The Comeback by Louie Giglio
- Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World by Brian Stiller
- Live, Love, Lead by Brain Houston
- Wicked Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler
- Happiness by Randy Alcorn
- Called for Life by Kent & Amber Brantley (new, lower price)
- Hatred: Islam’s War on Christianity by Michael Coren
- Miracles by Eric Metaxas
- Let God’s Word Empower your Prayer Devotional by Stormie Omartian
- Army of the Dawn by Rick Joyner
NEW CDs AT SEARCHLIGHT
- Let it Echo by Jesus Culture
- Love Riot by Newsboys
- Have it All from Bethel Worship
- Life Screams by Lacey Sturm
- Youth Revival by Hillsong Young and Free
- God’s Not Dead – Greatest Hits by The Newsboys
- Hymns That are Important to Us by Joey + Rory
- Live: Hymns and Worship by Guy Penrod
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 (A new title by this author is arriving soon.)
** 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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do the rest.
Remember, CBD’s shipping cost to Canada is 25% and the current exchange rate on the U.S. dollar at the bank is about 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 32,000 YouTube followers and over 5.5 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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