Linda Lacour Hobar
Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, a genuine “people-person”, and a fan of comfortable high-heels. Through homeschooling her children, and service as a missionary, she discovered a deep love for world history where the famous and the infamous have left their mark in time. In the year 2000, Linda sensed a clear call to write The Mystery of History for her children, grandchildren, and generations to come that they might know “the mystery of God . . . in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col 2:3)
In its 20th year of worldwide circulation, The Mystery of History has been well received by all ages. While fact-filled and historically accurate, Linda’s writing style remains warm, personable, and thought provoking. The four-volume “Chronological, Christian, Complete” series is user-friendly and includes activities for multiple ages, timeline work, mapping exercises, quizzes, literature recommendations, audio books, and much more to fully engage students of all learning styles. In 2016, Linda broadened her scope of teaching to include cutting-edge online classes and lectures, which she maintains with great care, compassion, and conviction for biblical truth.
The Mystery of History has been awarded: “1st Place in Middle School History—Teach Them Diligently Family Favorites Award (2020)”, “1st Place in Middle School History—The Old Schoolhouse Excellence Award (2019)” “Teach Them Diligently Family Favorites Award (2019)” “Reader’s Choice About.com—Best Homeschool History Resource (2012),” Mary Pride’s “Practical Homeschooling Reader Award (2009),” “A Top Back to Homeschool Resource” Award (2009). The Old Schoolhouse “Excellence Award (2008),” and “Cathy Duffy’s 100 Top Picks.”
A native-born Texan, Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University, where she first fell in love with world history. She presently resides in Tennessee where she continues to research, write, teach, and obsess over matters big and small.
Ten Dates to Know from a Biblical Worldview
There are a lot of dates to know in history—and opinions will vary on which are the most significant. However, as a long time student of world history, and a follower of Christ, I’ve got some personal favorites! Following is a brief summary I’ve titled, “10 Dates to Know – From a Biblical Worldview.” Do you know them? Don’t worry—most of us don’t.
When Bible History and World History Meet Face to Face Workshop
Looking for inspiration in your study of ancient times? Join Linda Lacour Hobar (author of The Mystery of History) to discover what happens when Bible history and world history meet face to face—literally! With a look at Daniel and Belshazzar, Esther and Xerxes, Jesus and Pilate, and more, you will see bible characters and world history figures “meet” on one seamless, thought-provoking timeline. Through stories and activities for all ages, let His-story be revealed.
2021 Fall Retreat
How to Make History Unforgettable
If you grew up on dry, dull history textbooks, you may worry about how to make history unforgettable for your family. Worry no more! Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, for ways to draw deep meaning out of history—and the tools that will help. With a Charlotte Mason mindset, and a biblical view of education, you can make history unforgettable!
Artists of the Renaissance—That Everyone Ought to Know!
Need to brush up on art history? Want a better grasp on the masters of the Renaissance? Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of the award-winning series, The Mystery of History, for a delightful presentation of three major artists of the Renaissance that everyone ought to know. This fact-filled lecture includes beautiful family-friendly slides of world-famous masterpieces—making this workshop appropriate for students young and old. No art experience needed!
How to Cover What Counts in World History
Do you wonder “how to cover what counts in world history?” Do you worry you’ll miss important people that you don’t know? Do you fear you’ll create gaps on a timeline of big events you missed? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, here’s good news: while opinions may vary on what is “enough” world history, there are easy-to-teach principles for how to approach history and interpret history that can last your student a lifetime! This means that no matter where you are in your studies, you’re not too early or too late to make world history meaningful. Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, for this insightful and inspirational session. (Students are welcome to join!)
Chronological, Christian, Complete World History—for All Ages!
THE MYSTERY OF HISTORY—Four-Volume Set!
If you want accurate, easy-to-read, biblical worldview history for your home, classroom, church library, or other, look no further than The Mystery of History—Four-Volume Set, spanning ancient times to modern times for all ages. Each volume includes: a digital Companion Guide—full of curriculum an exclusive gift from the author—one quarter of each audiobook!
The Mystery of History Volume I (Third Edition) Audiobook
Need to ease into history? Consider bringing The Mystery of History Volume I to life through this word-for-word narration by the author. This listening library is sure to enhance your study of ancient times—weaving Bible history and world history into one timeline. Be it for bedtime, class time, lunchtime, or a road trip, you can listen and learn! Total listening time: 11 hrs 14 min