Mystery of History Volume I (old)

Mystery of History Volume I (old)

Creation to the Resurrection

by Linda Lacour Hobar
Publisher: Bright Ideas Press
2nd Edition, ©2010, ISBN: 9781892427298
Trade Paperback, 600 pages
Current Retail Price: $49.95
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This curriculum provides a historically accurate, Bible-centered approach to learning ancient history. The completely chronological lessons shed new light on who walked the earth when, as well as on where important Bible figures fit into secular history.

In The Mystery of History Second Edition, the message and theme of the book remain the same and the well-loved, user friendly format has not been changed (one paperback book contains everything for student and teacher alike). But, with over 140 new pages, Linda Hobar has enriched the lessons; broadened the scholarship level of the text; developed new activities; enhanced the mapping exercises; and simplified the timeline directions. While not changing the Table of Contents, the author has improved it with better chronological detail, based on the work of James Ussher. The Second Edition also features a cleaner, more-readable layout, with upgraded artistry, photos, font, and cover; an expanded reading list; Answer Key maps for all the mapping exercises; a pronunciation guide; a Bible reading list; and much more. Now, as before, The Mystery of History Volume I, can be an inspirational journey blending Bible history and world history into one fascinating and beautiful mosaic.


Written by a proponent of making the classical method easier to use. The research has already been done for you!


Have you ever wondered how history fits together? Do you know:

  • What was happening in China when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea?
  • What Famous Bible figure lived when the Trojan Horse was built?
  • Who lived in North America about the same time Jeremiah wrote Lamentations?
  • Which Bible figures were contemporaries with Greek thinkers like Socrates and Plato?

Learn the answers to these questions and much more as Bible history and Old World history are interwoven in a beautiful story of God's Sovereignty.


  • Detailed & lively text
  • Week-by-week lessons
  • Unique cumulative review system
  • Historical photos
  • Systematic quizzes
  • Semester & year-end tests
  • Cool projects & activities
  • Timeline & mapping assignments
  • Distinctive "Memory Card" method
  • User-friendly format
  • Super teaching suggestions
  • Answer keys
  • Grading tips
  • 10 outline maps
  • Reproducible student pages
  • Supplemental reading & video lists

Learn how God, since the beginning of time, has sought to reveal Himself to man. From Noah and Abraham and Moses, the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans, the Lord has been at work to testify to His presence and tell us who He is. Ultimately, He revealed Himself through Jesus Christ. Your students will learn how and why the mystery of history is the gospel of Jesus Christ. This historically accurate and exciting book will have your whole family eating up history! Plenty of worthwhile projects will occupy the younger set while older students are doing their completely planned lessons, making this a dream course for busy homeschoolers.

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  MOH, It Is A Winner
Julie of Vancouver, WA, 1/29/2011
Written from a Christian perspective Mystery of History is a fantastic overview of world history. One of the many appeals of this curriculum is it is very easy to use with multiple ages, details for the older ones, but written so the younger ones can follow along as well. Hobar includes some great stories and fun facts that kids are sure to remember even years later. Another great aspect of MOH is that it follows the Old Testament so well that one could almost use it as a Bible curricula. When finished students will have an excellent perspective of Biblical history in chronological order. When I used the first edition with my kids and we enjoyed her simple, economical timeline made with a sewing board and some index cards. The only criticism I would have of this edition is the project ideas can be lacking at times, perhaps this has improved with the latest version.