“Aid to the Church in Need” mourns the death of German author and theologian Eleonore Beck, the author of our Child’s Bible “God speaks to His Children”.
Eleonore Beck passed away on February 22nd, after great drawn-out suffering. She was born on February 26th, 1926, and died only a few days before she would have celebrated her 88th birthday. She was a friend and benefactor to our charity for many years.
The Child’s Bible project first began in 1979. The edition with the text written by Eleonore Beck was first published in 1989, with 51. 2 million copies in print to date, in 176 languages. She was also the author of the Little Catholic Catechism “I Believe”, which ACN began publishing in 1998. Today, there are close to 7.8 million copies in 31 languages distributed around the world. Through her great generosity, she left us full copyright to both publications.
May she rest in peace.