Linda Lacour Hobar
The Mystery of HistoryNashville, TNRogers, ARAtlanta, GAColumbus, OH
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 famous and infamous men and women have left their mark on time through the sovereignty of God. In the year 2000, Linda sensed a clear call to write The Mystery of History series 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 13th 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 "Chronological, Christian, Complete" program 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. The Mystery of History series has been awarded "Best Homeschool History Resource", Cathy Duffy's "100 Top Picks", Mary Pride'™s "Practical Homeschooling Reader Award", and The Old Schoolhouse "Excellence Award."
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 study, teach, write, and obsess over matters big and small.
Workshops from Linda Lacour Hobar ( may vary by event location )
When Bible History and World History Meet Face to Face
Looking for inspiration in your study of ancient times? Join Linda Lacour Hobar (author of The Mystery of History) to discover what happens when Bible history and world history meet face to face—literally! With a look at Daniel and Belshazzar, Esther and Xerxes, Jesus and Pilate, and more, you will see bible characters and world history figures “meet” on one seamless, thought-provoking timeline. Through stories and activities for all ages, let His-story be revealed.
Bad Boys of the 20th Century
Who are the worst of the worst dictators of the 20th century? Opinions may vary but you can join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of the award-winning series, The Mystery of History, to learn about the chilling rise to power of Vladimir Lenin, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler. No previous knowledge needed to appreciate what “should” be learned from history!
Mary and Martha Decide to Homeschool (For Mary's Only!)
Let’s pretend that Mary and Martha decide to homeschool. Following their character, Martha would probably have all her plans in place (and be frustrated), and Mary would probably be at the feet of Jesus (and way behind schedule.) We all have a little of Mary and Martha is us, but this workshop is designed to encourage Mary’s who love the Lord and their children, but need help and structure to successfully homeschool! The presenter of this workshop is a self-proclaimed Mary (Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History) who managed to homeschool for 17 years, and still likes to talk about it.
What Teens and Tweens Should Know about WWI
From trenches and truces on the Western Front to famous flying aces in the sky, let Linda Lacour Hobar (author of the award-winning series, The Mystery of History) walk you through an invigorating summary of what teens and tweens should know about World War I through unforgettable stories and Linda’s exclusive “5-4-3-2-1 Countdown.” (This oft-neglected conflict provides an insightful backdrop to World War II! Don’t miss it!)