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I just wanted to thank you for the time and effort you took to write MOH1. I know that it took a lot of research, but I want to tell you that it leaves such an invaluable deposit in people's lives. I've been a Christian for years, but have never read such good material that pulls so much of it together. Biblical events make so much more sense to me. I feel also like I have such a better grasp of world history. My boys, 11 and 9, really love it when I read from your book. They've learned SOOO much. I am amazed at the people and events that that my youngest one has retained. They probably know a lot more now than I did last year!
- Sherry Davis
Thanks for such a wonderful history book, Linda. My prayers have been and will be with you as you continue work on volume 3. We are taking a break from MOH for awhile (letting the younger boys catch up in maturity a bit, so we can include them) but I am so grateful for the fabulous start in world history that dd and I received through this amazing book.
“You have thought through this text, provided multilevel activities, and, I feel, you have poured yourself into each lesson. Thank you for bearing witness to His story.”
- Susan Coleman (Muncie, IN)
“I love The Mystery of History. I can’t find ANYTHING as good as this program. If you want a history curriculum that requires very little parent/teacher prep; allows you to make the lessons as in depth or as simple as you want them; the flexibility to use with different age levels; awesome activities; lessons that really get your children excited about history; and ALL FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE, this is the history curriculum for you. In my opinion it is one of the top history programs out there. I can’t find any better for a comparable price. God has really blessed my family, and in my opinion all Christian homeschoolers with this book. If you don’t have it, get it.”
“I appreciate the worshipful attitude that Linda displays in her telling of history…Her excitement for His works is contagious…. my daughter, who is admittedly an advanced reader, was known to read The Mystery of History for leisure when she was only 4 years old.”
- Vicki Boshka
“When I was looking for a World History program I wanted something that was Bible-centered, multi-level, with hands-on activity AND would cover what was going on in History in other parts of the world through a 'Bible time-line'. WHAT A JOY when I found The Mystery of History. It was an answer to prayer. . . when we actually started using it just about DAILY my son would say,'Thank you so much for buying The Mystery of History, Mom, I Love doing The Mystery of History'.”
- Jennifer Evalle (TX)
“It's very hard to find a 'one-size-fits-all' curriculum, however I think that Linda Hobar has done a GREAT job of crossing several boundaries while also making the text very enjoyable and enticing to the children! From the reading, mapping, timelines, projects, puzzles, tests (used either written or oral), she's covered the gamut of every learning style out there!. . . To me, top priority is weaving history throughout God's Word, which Linda has skillfully done. Seeing the parallels of how history is told in light of the Bible which set the path for it. I was actually pleased to find how much Linda focused on the Eastern Hemisphere with her interspersed lessons on the Chinese and Indian cultures--most tend to focus on the Middle East and Europe. Linda, has met a calling regarding creating this curriculum! Many have been blessed by it . . . It has nurtured a love of learning history among children (and moms!).”
- Amy Pak
Our family has thoroughly enjoyed The Mystery of History! I have a 13-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter and let me say this: we have tried many different history curriculums over the last several years and none has ever fit our family like yours has. We still mix and match from others, usually on the booklists, but I just absolutely LOVE your commentary. For all of your hard work, sacrifice and dedication to homeschool families, I am very grateful. This is TRULY the "cream of the crop.”
- Tonya (Email)
We used The Mystery of History, Volume 1, last year and really enjoyed it. Our son (grade 7) has never been a fan of history, but he thought The Mystery of History was "pretty good" and he learned a lot. Perhaps his best recommendation was that he asked to do the next book! Our grade 11 daughter also did your book with supplements. Yesterday she wrote me a letter saying that one thing she'd learned while home-schooling was that "everything we learn relates to God and His character in some way, so look for Him". When I questioned her further, she said she particularly learned it from The Mystery of History. Isn't that great!!?
- Linda G. (Email)
We love Volume 1, and we are still working on it. I love how you keep us organized, and have all the Bible people and regular people in order. What a tremendous undertaking! Thank you, thank you, thank you. [My 9 year old son’s] favorite tests are the quizzes with candy and Millionaire Multiple Choice
- Lynn (Email)
I just have to tell you that I am using The Mystery of History, Volume 1, this year with my 4 students in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9. I modify and supplement according to their abilities and grade level. I absolutely LOVE this program. Our growing timeline is hanging on our wall. The memory cards are fantastic, as are the lessons, and written assignments. My children really enjoy the maps and have made many of them works of art. This is truly a comprehensive and fantastic program. I’ve been homeschooling for many years, and must tell you The Mystery of History is wonderful! Thank you so much!
- Laura (Email )
As a Jewish believer in Yeshua, I am delighted to see Jewish history included past 70 CE. We loosely follow a classical model in our homeschool. Often, when I use resources from various wonderful companies, I am disappointed to see how Jewish History is handled, if at all. I want to publicly thank Linda Hobar for her sensitivity to Jewish readers and for including significant milestones in Jewish history. The Mystery of History includes a respect for Jewish traditions birthed from events such as the Passover. The lesson on the Maccabean revolt and Chanukah is something not even found in other curricula. The Bar Kochba revolt, written about in Lesson 10 of Volume 2, is important in understanding Jewish and Messianic Jewish relations today. Many Jewish children do not even know about this history. Our children will and, for that, I am grateful. Thank you, Mrs. Hobar for your wonderful curriculum.
- Stacy (PA)
I've been using The Mystery of History with my two younger children. We’ve been formally homeschooling for 5 years and have tried a lot of different curricula. Finding The Mystery of History last year was like the answer to a 5-year quest/prayer for THE perfect core curriculum. This has been the best year of homeschooling for us, all because of The Mystery of History. It's been perfect for combining my two children’s studies; and more importantly, it has given us a solid, clear foundation for a Christian worldview. The kids are learning so much, and enjoying the reading and activities. However, The Mystery of History has been so much more than just a history curriculum to my family. Delving into the lessons in The Mystery of History has stirred my soul to new spiritual growth and has been THE big catalyst in our family's spiritual growth. The Lord is using The Mystery of History to turn hearts to Him and to further His Kingdom
- Susan (Email)
My oldest wants to do more than just The Mystery of History. Now this is major; she usually just does what she needs to, and even then I have to keep a close eye on her. She has become so interested in history due to The Mystery of History that I had to give her even more. She does all she can and then reads the Bible chronologically in line with the lessons.
- Marie (Email)
I had to write to share what happened on the very first day of using The Mystery of History. I bought the curriculum a while back to use with my 7 year old daughter but never got around to doing history with her. Anyway, due to circumstances that only God could have worked out, I am now homeschooling an 8 year old niece too. She has been in public school and has had no experience with the concept of creation or any real knowledge of who God is. The short of it... the first day of school she asked Jesus into her heart! Thank you, Linda, for being so wise to add the walk-through of asking Jesus into your life.
- Melissa (TX)
"I decided to try The Mystery of History with my kids this year. It has been WONDERFUL! I was a little worried about my kids being too old to enjoy it (my two girls are 8th and 10th grade), but that was not the case. We all have enjoyed it greatly! I can't believe how much I have learned, and I have always considered myself a history buff! Combining biblical and secular history this way was awesome. . . . I just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job and helping me to be a better home schooling mom! You helped me in teaching them how to think of history. It isn't two separate things going on - Bible history and secular history. I didn't even realize that we thought that way until I started using your curriculum. You not only encouraged us in our schooling, but you had a major impact on our spiritual lives, and we thank the Lord for leading us to you!"
- Lynne (Email)(Colossians 1:25-28)
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