The Mystery of History Volume I, Third Edition (Hardback)



Our new Third Edition offers much of the same award-winning content as the Second Edition. However, it’s now in a colorful hardback with a digital Companion Guide included (via a download code inside the cover) giving you over 500 pages of new and improved activities, mapping exercises, quizzes, literature lists, and much more.

For a limited time, the author’s discounted website price includes one FREE quarter of our Audiobook MP3 (an $11 value!) This is the word for word match to the Third Edition!  



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$ 64.95

The Mystery of History Volume I, Third Edition (Hardback)

"Creation to the Resurrection" by Linda Lacour Hobar

Our new edition offers three major improvements:

  • For durability, the book is now a hardback—matching the popular layout of The Mystery of History Volumes III and IV.
  • For interest, we added more than 400 beautiful color images and dozens of colorful maps—handpicked by the author to be edifying and historically accurate. (Hundreds of fact-filled captions are included!)
  • For convenience, the book contains a download code to access a 500+ page digital Companion Guide containing pretests; activities for younger, middle, and older students; timeline directions; mapping exercises; quizzes; literature suggestions; and much more—allowing you to customize this course to suit your needs. (A printed version of the Companion Guide will soon be released as a separate purchase for those who would prefer it.)
  • Second Edition update. For those of you straddling two editions in a group or co-op, we are providing a thorough Update List reflecting all major text changes from the Second Edition to the Third Edition. Please click here.


  • Will the Third Edition still work for “all ages?” Yes! Students as young as 1st grade can enjoy the stories of ancient times even more—with the addition of 400+ color images and maps in the text and updated hands-on activities (with photos). Middle students can glean even more from the Companion Guide—with enhanced activities, new photos, and improved mapping exercises. Older students can continue to adapt the program to meet a high school credit through stimulating activities and literature suggestions on a high school level.
  • Will the Second Edition Audiobook match the Third Edition? Yes and no. With the new edition, the author had the opportunity to rewrite several words, sentences, and paragraphs. However, the author did NOT rewrite entire lessons or change the chronological order of them. So, the two editions are a close match and will work together until a word for word revision of the audiobook can be made. (Update! Quarter 1 Third Edition comes with the bundle; Quarters 2-3 with music are now available for purchase, as well as Quarter 4 "without music."  Quarter 4 with music is in the making! Projected release is March, 2022.) If you would like to see the text differences between the two editions, we have an update sheet! Click here.
  • If I sell the hardback down the road, will the download code be reusable? No. The download code falls under a one-time family license through the publisher, Bright Ideas Press. However, you can purchase a digital Companion Guide (downloadable PDF)—allowing a secondary book owner to have access to the popular curriculum components.
  • I'm looking for an e-book of The Mystery of History, Volume I. Do you have one? Yes, we have a Volume I e-book, but only in the Second Edition.  A Third Edition e-book will be released at a future date.

Additional information

Weight 5.75 lbs
Dimensions 10.25 × 8.25 × 1.5 in
Book Type

Hardback, mp3


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