7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: The Mystery of History, Vol. 1: Creation to Resurrection (Paperback)
I used literature based history curricula before this one and enjoyed them a lot. Then I came to the Mystery of History and LOVED it. I had to move on to another history program after Volume II because the subsequent volumes were not out yet. (The author is now working on the fourth and final one.) The new curriculum that I've been using for last two years which is MANY TIMES more expensive is not nearly as satisfying as this series had been.
If you are a Christian, it will make your heart glad and mind satisfied as you see how those people and events you learned in your religious realm existed in world history. If you're not a Christian, you'll gain a better understanding of this world as you observe how Biblical/Christian characters intermingled with the rest.
My only fear in praising this history curriculum so highly is that your expectation might not be a realistic one and thus be disappointed in the end. If you're happy with what you have, stick with it. However, if you are looking for something else, perhaps a thorough history curriculum that will inspire (and maybe even convict!) you and your children, give this one a try. It's easy to use and will not break your bank. It's such a low risk item. EVERYTHING is in there; you may want to pick up a few historical readers for literature (recommended reading list is included in the book) and you're set. Relax and enjoy!