Linda Lacour Hobar

The Mystery of History

Nashville, TNRogers, ARAtlanta, GA

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.

 Linda Lacour Hobar

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


“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of Real Homeschooling

Women, do you need to get real about homeschool and the joy and pain of life? Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, for this down-to-earth session on the up and down seasons of a real homeschool family. With 17 years of homeschool experience, she will share “the good, the bad, and the ugly” with stories of what she did right, what she did wrong, and how she survived difficult times by God’s grace. (Adults only please.)

Artists of the Renaissance that Everyone Ought to Know

Need to brush up on art history? Want a better grasp on the masters of the Renaissance? Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of the award-winning series, The Mystery of History, for a delightful presentation of six major artists of the Renaissance that everyone ought to know. This fact-filled lecture includes beautiful family-friendly slides of world famous masterpieces with a pre/post test for all ages. No experience needed!

The Dark Side 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 dark side of socialism? 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!)

What Teens and Tweens Should Know About the French Revolution!

History is a great teacher. This is particularly true of the French Revolution when “good guys go bad!” Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, for blood-curdling, drama-filled, heart-wrenching events of the French Revolution and why they matter today. (Students are welcome!)