About The Mystery of History


The Mystery of History aims to give students accurate world history from a biblical worldview that is interesting, pleasant to the senses, and flexible for a family or a classroom. What do our readers say?
"History is now my favorite subject to teach my three daughters!"
Penny B.
Homeschool Mom
"With eight children, it's so user-friendly!"
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"The Mystery of History is a God-send!"
Mary J.
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Linda lacour hobar

Meeting 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)

For over 20 years, The Mystery of History has been well received by all ages. While fact-filled and thought provoking, Linda’s writing style remains warm and personable. The “Chronological, Christian, Complete” program is user-friendly and includes activities for multiple ages; timeline work; mapping exercises; memory games; quizzes; literature lists; audiobooks; 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.
Teach Them Diligently “Family Favorites Award”—Top three winner (2022, 2020, 2019)
Homeschool.com “Back to Homeschool Awards” (2022, 2021)
The Old Schoolhouse “Excellence Award”—1st Place (2019, 2013); 3rd Place (2008)
Cathy Duffy’s “100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum” (2015; 2005)
About.com “Reader’s Choice Award” (2012)
Mary Pride’s “Practical Homeschooling Reader Award”—1st Place (2009); Tied for 1st place (2008);
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, and obsess over matters big and small.

Her husband Ron concurrently serves The Mystery of History with a wide array of talents. Ron and Linda strive, imperfectly, to pour Biblical truths into families that are seeking to live for the Kingdom.
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Meet The Mystery of History Team

The Mystery of History, Inc. is a small family company—with a big heart! 
Linda Lacour Hobar
Linda Hobar
Ron Hobar
Ron Hobar
Lisa Streeff
Jenny Ervin
Lisa Garner
Lisa Garner
Nick Arce
Nick Arce
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Linda Lacour Hobar Speaks at Events

Linda’s current workshop topics (with more in the making) are best described by the following categories
  • World History Training
  • Teen Track
  • Homeschool Help!
  • Vendor Workshop
  • Keynote Sessions
  • Through masterful storytelling on a wide variety of world history events, these workshops are designed to prepare, equip, and inspire parents to better understand and teach world history through the lens of a biblical worldview from Creation to present time. A crowd favorite is “Bad Boys of the 20th Century,” which focuses on the rise of Lenin, Mussolini, Stalin, and Hitler. (These sessions are not necessarily product related to the author and will benefit all ages seeking to learn and/or teach world history.)

  • Linda has several power-packed workshops specifically designed for teens with an emphasis on developing a biblical worldview toward history and current events. A crowd favorite is “What Tweens and Teens Should Know About WWI.” Through interactive pre-tests, picture-filled PowerPoint presentations, engaging questions, and door prizes, Linda can keep the attention of students for hours at a time (with breaks!)

  • From Linda’s personal experience of homeschooling three real and rambunctious children for 17 years, these candid workshops are designed to provide practical and amusing tips on the art of home education. A crowd favorite is “Mary and Martha Decide to Homeschool—A Workshop for Mary’s Only!” which is designed to encourage the feelings-driven homeschool mom who struggles to accomplish daily tasks.

  • Linda has one workshop specifically designed to promote her award-winning series, The Mystery of History. Using a two-fold approach, she not only shares the “how-to’s” of her program with a “week at a glance,” but she inspires her audience to appreciate history with a passionate overview of world events and a look at the Divine thread that pulls it all together.

  • Keynote topics are available upon request based on the specific needs and size of the convention.

Workshop video samples are available upon request
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Invite Linda to Speak at Your Next Event

Be it live or virtual, Linda likes to speak on history, homeschooling, and matters of the heart—to inspire new and returning home educators. Linda’s speaking rates are flexible; her topics are varied; and she loves to connect with parents, teachers, and students of all ages. We have workshop samples available upon request!

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