The Mystery of History series provides a historically accurate, Christ-centered approach to world history for all ages.
Beginning with Creation, The Mystery of History four-volume series presents world history in chronological order, covering every corner of the globe.
- Volume I: Creation to the Resurrection (c. 4004 B.C. – c. A.D. 33)
- Volume II: The Early Church and the Middle Ages (c. A.D. 33 – 1456)
- Volume III: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (1455 –1707)
- Volume IV: Wars of Independence to Modern Times (1708 – 2014)
The Mystery of History is distinctively written from a Christian worldview. Creation-based and standing on the authoritative Word of God, lessons in The Mystery of History are like pieces of a mosaic that reveal a much bigger picture and tell a much larger story. Together, they point toward God’s redemptive plan for mankind through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Mystery of History Student Readers can stand alone for all ages to enjoy. For those who wish to delve deeper, the user-friendly Companion Guides bring lessons to life with multi-age activities, timeline directions, mapping exercises, Memory Card ideas, pretests, quizzes, games, worksheets, tests, film and literature suggestions, and more. It’s easy to use for one student at home, ten in a co-op, or hundreds in a school.
Each volume of The Mystery of History increases in difficulty through content, length, and independent reading level.
THE MYSTERY OF HISTORY READING LEVEL
For independent reading, The Mystery of History is written for these reading levels:
- Volume I, 4th- to 5th-grade reading level
- Volume II, 6th- to 7th-grade reading level
- Volume III, 8th- to 9th-grade reading level
- Volume IV, 10th- to 11th-grade reading level
However, these reading levels don’t reflect the wide range of ages that can benefit from this curriculum. As a read-aloud, family study, or classroom program, The Mystery of History can accommodate the following:
- Volume I, grades 1–12
- Volume II, grades 3–12
- Volume III, grades 5–12
- Volume IV, grades 7–12
Of course, all these guidelines are simply that—our guide. Each student’s readiness can vary to either side of these suggestions. Reviewing our sample pages for each book at our site may be helpful.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“World history is far more than what man has or has not accomplished! From a biblical worldview, history tells us a bigger story, and one that is far grander than man can conceive. His-story is the slow, steady revelation of God to man, and mankind’s mixed response—some bow down to Him, some don’t. But the sovereign plans of the Lord remain the same, as Jesus Christ came ‘to seek and to save that which was lost.’ ” (Luke 19:10)
Linda Lacour Hobar, a native-born Texan holds a bachelor's degree from Baylor University, where she first fell in love with world history. With seventeen years of homeschool experience, seventeen years in ministry groups and church classes, Linda brings a wealth of perspective to world history. As a parent, a missionary, and a teacher, she has a personable writing style that appeals to all ages.
"We love Mystery of History. We used it in a traditional school setting in the past and now use it as part of our full time home school curriculum. It is very thorough and easy to follow. You can do all of the suggested activities or only read and discuss each chapter. Either way your child will learn so much about history from a Christian point of view." - StacyG, Co-op Member