The Mystery of History Volume I (Third Edition)—Student Reader and digital Companion Guide


The Mystery of History Volume I (retailing at $99.95) covers world history from Creation (c. 4000 B.C.) to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (c. A.D. 33). Where most ancient studies encompass only Egypt, Greece, and Rome, The Mystery of History Volume I goes further to blend secular and sacred events—on one seamless timeline. (Access to the digital Companion Guide is found on the inside cover of the book!)

Free MP3 from the Author!

This colorful hardback comes with a digital Companion Guide (through a download code inside the cover) giving you over 500 pages of curriculum with:

  • Pretests
  • Activities for Younger, Middle, and Older Students
  • Review work—Memory Card ideas, timeline prompts, mapping exercises, and quizzes
  • Literature lists and much more


For a limited time, the author’s discounted website price includes one FREE quarter of our Audiobook MP3 (a $12 value!) This is the word for word match to the Third Edition!


Do you need an ebook of Volume I? At this time, it is only available for the black-and-white Second Edition. Just choose the “New, ebook” format.

  • For convenience, large families occasionally order an extra Student Reader. But most families can share one Student Reader with ease and print multiple copies as needed from the included digital Companion Guide.

  • Yes! The Third Edition of Volume I offers color pictures in a sturdy hardback, and a greatly improved digital Companion Guide that will make your experience easier and more rewarding. We highly recommend you take the leap and grow with our series to our latest edition. (If you own any of our Super Supplemental products, they will work with any edition!)

  • No. The download code falls under a one-time family license through the publisher, Bright Ideas Press. However, you can purchase a Companion Guide (digital or paper)—allowing a secondary book owner to have access to the popular curriculum components.

Download Lesson Samples (from our Student Reader)

Lesson samples from Week 31 (Hannibal, Elephants, and the Punic Wars; The Han Dynasty; The Maccabean Revolt)

Vol I, Week 31 (Student Reader)

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Download Curriculum Samples (from our Companion Guide)

Curriculum samples from Week 31 (Pretest; activities; review)

Vol I, Week 31 (Companion Guide)

Free Download

Audio Samples