Linda Lacour Hobar

2020 MassHOPE Convention Speaker

Speaker Bio

Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, is a self-proclaimed “people-person”, a fan of comfortable high-heels, and a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. Through homeschooling her children, and service as a missionary, she discovered a genuine love for world history. In the year 2000, Linda sensed a clear call to write The Mystery of History series for her children, grandchildren, and generations to come.

In its 17th year of circulation, the award-winning The Mystery of History has been well received by all ages! While fact-filled and thought provoking, Linda’s writing style is warm and personable.

A native Texan, Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University. She presently resides in Tennessee where she continues to research, write, and obsess over matters big and small. She and husband Ron strive, imperfectly, to pour Biblical truths into families seeking to live for the Kingdom.

Speaker Workshops

What Teens and Tweens Should Know About the French Revolution! (Teens)

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.

What Teens and Tweens Should Know About World War I (Teens)

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 tweens and teens should know about World War I through unforgettable stories and Linda’s exclusive “5-4-3-2-1 Countdown.”

Dealing with the Dark Side of History

Does the dark side of history get you down? Are you unsettled by the morbid details? Fear not! The gloom and doom of world history can be a valuable and effective tool for teaching life lessons and reaching the hearts of your students with the Gospel. Please join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, for a pensive and inspirational look at how and why to embrace the dark side of history!

The Dark Side of Socialism (Teens)

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!

Bad Boys of the 20th Century (Teens)

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.

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!

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