Linda Lacour Hobar

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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. In 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)

In its 21st year of worldwide circulation, The Mystery of History has been well received by all ages. While fact-filled and historically accurate, Linda’s writing style remains warm, personable, and thought provoking. The four-volume “Chronological, Christian, Complete” series is user-friendly and includes activities for multiple ages, timeline work, mapping exercises, quizzes, literature recommendations, audio books, 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.

The Mystery of History has been awarded: “1st Place in Middle School History—Teach Them Diligently Family Favorites Award (2020)”, “1st Place in Middle School History—The Old Schoolhouse Excellence Award (2019)” “Teach Them Diligently Family Favorites Award (2019)” “Reader’s Choice About.com—Best Homeschool History Resource (2012),” Mary Pride’s “Practical Homeschooling Reader Award (2009),” “A Top Back to Homeschool Resource” Award (2009). The Old Schoolhouse “Excellence Award (2008),” and “Cathy Duffy’s 100 Top Picks.”

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, teach, and obsess over matters big and small.

Medium length bio (word count is 145):

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 and a clear call to write for her children, grandchildren, and generations to come that they might know “the mystery of God.” (Col 2:3)

In its 21st year of worldwide circulation, The Mystery of History has been well received by all ages and won numerous awards. While fact-filled and historically accurate, Linda’s writing style remains warm, personable, and thought provoking. 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, teach online classes, and obsess over matters big and small.

Shortened bio (word count is 100):

Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, is a passionate follower of Christ, a genuine people-person, and a fan of comfortable high-heels. Through homeschooling and missionary service, she discovered a deep love for world history and a clear call to write. In its 21st year of worldwide circulation, The Mystery of History has been well received by all ages for its warmth and readability. A native-born Texan, Linda holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, where she first fell in love with world history. She resides in Tennessee where she continues to obsess over matters big and small.

Super short bio (word count is 40):

Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, is a follower of Christ, a genuine people-person, and a fan of comfortable high-heels. Formerly a missionary, she graduated from Baylor University, where she first fell in love with world history.

Workshops from Linda Lacour Hobar (may vary by event location)

A Crash Course from Creation to Christ

Planning to teach ancient history? Need help integrating the Bible? Listen to Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, as she takes you from Creation to the birth of Christ in about an hour placing Biblical and secular history onto one amazing timeline. Like pieces of a mosaic, watch King Tut, King David, Nebuchadnezzar, Buddha, Cleopatra, and more come together in one picture to reveal the beautiful story of redemption found in Jesus Christ. Though designed to “teach the teachers,” students of all ages are welcome!

Bible, Biblical Worldview & Culture, Classical Education, History

The Holocaust: What Teens and Tweens Should Know!

The history of the Holocaust is difficult to learn, difficult to grasp, and difficult to teach. But – to prevent it from happening again – it is history that demands our examination! Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, for a pensive look at the Holocaust and what teens and tweens should know about it. This workshop will touch on Hitler’s ideology and the repercussions of it, as well as the bravery of those who stood against it. Let us learn what NOT to repeat in history! (This workshop, with slides for the visual learner, may not be appropriate for young or sensitive students.)

History

The Threat of Socialism

An alarming number of U.S. millennials favor “socialism” as a means of government. What is socialism? What does history teach us about socialism? What is the threat of socialism to faith, families, and freedom? Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, for a historical overview of socialism and why it matters now! (Teens and ‘tweens—don’t miss this one!)

Biblical Worldview & Culture, History

“To Grade or Not to Grade”: A Practical Look at Homeschool Grades

Shaped by our personality types, grades have the power to motivate some and destroy others! So, how do you decide when to grade or not to grade in a homeschool setting? Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, and a veteran homeschool mom, for theories on grade keeping, tips by subject, and practical ideas for managing the grades you choose to keep. With Linda’s “real life” examples from the work of her own children, this session is designed to encourage both new and experienced homeschool teachers. Students are welcome to join.

Encouragement, Getting Started, Homeschool Organization