Volume I, in the words of the author:
In Volume I of The Mystery of History, I cover world history from Creation to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The text spans the incredible stories of ancient times, ancient lands, and ancient peoples. Where most ancient studies encompass only Egypt, Greece, and Rome, The Mystery of History goes much farther.
In Volume I, I include chronologically based stories from all around the world, including Asia, North America, and the Holy Lands. Beginning with the Garden of Eden, stories will spread from Sumer and Babel to Troy, Phoenicia, and Assyria. The study of early civilizations will include King Wu of China and Asoka of India as well as King David, Julius Caesar, and Xerxes of Persia. Above all, a favorite feature of Volume I is the weaving of Bible history with world history. In reality, it is all world history. But for most of us, history has not been taught this way. It has not been integrated.
In The Mystery of History, I have retold major stories from the Bible in the order that they happened alongside significant world history events and figures. As an example, Bible characters and world history figures living just decades apart include: Joshua and King Tut; Daniel and Aesop; Ezekiel and Buddha; Nehemiah and Socrates; and Cleopatra and Herod the Great. Imagine lining up such amazing figures on one master timeline! Imagine learning their stories back to back in the order they happened! For most of us, it’s an illuminating experience.
Last, you may also choose to listen to the stories of Volume I through an Audio Book that I personally narrate. With text in hand, you can read along with me. Without the text, you can relax, listen, take notes, or color while I speak directly to you and your family. Beautifully mixed background music adds life, drama, and more meaning to these timeless historical lessons. (Tracks without music are also available!) In the car, over lunch, before bed, or as an integral part of your school day – you can journey through the ancient world at your own pace. (This audio set contains story lessons only and does not include pretests, activities, quizzes, exercises or similar items.)
|Author||Linda Lacour Hobar|
|Publisher||Bright Ideas Press|
|Format||Softcover, Black & White, Reproducible Student Pages|
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