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The secret ingredient is love.It was a short distance from Anne Beiler's little town in the heart of Mennonite country to her humble farmer's stand that would become the first Auntie Anne's Pretzel store. But it was a long life journey for Anne to get there. "Twist of Faith" is more than the inspiring story of building a successful business; it's a personal journey of faitThe secret ingredient is love.It was a short distance from Anne Beiler's little town in the heart of Mennonite country to her humble farmer's stand that would become the first Auntie Anne's Pretzel store. But it was a long life journey for Anne to get there. "Twist of Faith" is more than the inspiring story of building a successful business; it's a personal journey of faith and forgiveness.From the death of her young daughter to surviving the rigors of building a successful business to struggles with depression, Anne offers a deeply personal view of her life. She says, "If you knew my life and understood where I came from, you would agree that Auntie Anne's, Inc. is a modern day business miracle.""Twist of Faith" is an inspiring look at the life of a woman who went from an 8th-grade Amish education to founding Auntie Anne's, Inc., the world's largest mall-based pretzel franchise....

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ISBN : 9780785223238
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Twist of Faith Reviews

  • Krystin
    2019-05-01 14:31

    Having worked for Auntie Anne's in the past, I had to read this. I definitely found it interesting, probably mostly because I'd worked at the company and already had some backstory. The writing was okay and it was easy to read, but the overdramatic foreshadowing began to grate on my nerves ("Such-and-such happened. LITTLE DID I KNOW how much SUCH-AND-SUCH would affect me for YEARS TO COME!"). Anne's story is pretty inspiring, although parts were a little depressing and frustrating.

  • Brian
    2019-05-18 13:37

    Twist of Faith by Anne Beiler the founder of Auntie's Anne's Pretzels presents an autobiography of her life and the company she started. As the other reviewers have noted the time changing around the book (even on page to page) gets annoying very quickly and the book is in need of some serious editing in that department. Anne covers her life and the tragedies that befell her and how her belief in God carried her through and made the company successful. I bought this book to learn more about the business of Auntie Anne's and I have read many company/founder profiles over the years. While some are self serving about how brilliant the founder is this one took a different track and she attributed everything to God's ability to allow her to succeed. There is NO business strategy in here that is useful and less than a third of the book is about the business. Most is about her struggling major, tumultuous relationship with her kids and her battles with depression. From a human interest book this is interesting but as a business book it is two stars at best.

  • Brynn
    2019-05-19 11:30

    I read this book because I've eaten Auntie Anne's pretzels (they're really good!) and I thought it would be interesting to read about how Auntie Anne's got started. The book was actually more about her life and the hard times she went through, which is fine. But the main thing I didn't like was how it jumped around - just as I was getting into the story it would hop to a different part. Sometimes it was only half a page till it switched to another part and then came back later to finish it. However it was an interesting book it was just hard to stay involved in the story sometimes.

  • Iamthird
    2019-05-13 14:57

    "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." - Paul Boese Started with first stand at a farmer's market in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Experimented with pretzels - husband Jonas helped. He also created blue and white sign. Next 16 yrs built over 850 locations. Persevered through personal struggles - became one of the leading female franchise owners in the United States."What makes her story most extraordinary is her determination to help others by telling her full story - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Daughter Angie died.

  • Donna
    2019-05-22 15:33

    Now that I have actually finished the book, I can say how compelling this book is. This morning, Saturday, I got up early so I could sit and just read in the quiet. I couldn't put it down, I keep reading until the book had been read. Anne Beiler is an amazing person, to have come through the adversities and the trials she faced as a person. I thoroughly enjoyed every word. I recommend it whole heartedly as a must read.

  • Michael
    2019-05-24 08:53

    This is the faith-filled autobiography of Anne Beiler, the founder of Auntie Anne's. I picked up the book wanting to learn more about this Christian woman entrepreneur and the connection between her faith and her business. What I found was a testimony to love, forgiveness, and God's grace through many struggles, trials, and the tragic loss of a child.

  • Gina Herald
    2019-05-23 08:28

    I truly enjoyed Anne Beiler's story. I especially related becuase she is from York/Lancaster, PA just a few miles up the road from where I lived in Baltimore for 16 years. A smart business woman who had a goal and she turned a small pretzel and pizza stand into an international success. I love it. The pretzels are pretty darn good too.

  • Rebekah
    2019-05-12 10:50

    This was a great book, but jumped around alot. I can't believe all the different scandals that she went through and still could see the light at the end. Her husband is a force, he seems kind and all about people. But I must add I'm addicted to the pretzel wish I knew the secret receipe :) I have the home baking kit, such fun to make. Light easy read

  • Lori
    2019-05-17 15:34

    Ann's story is amazing! I read this in two nights-- couldn't stop! Quite a story of love & redemption & encouraging to those who have been down some rocky paths. The jumping around of time made it a bit choppy at times, but I could still follow the story.

  • Tammy
    2019-05-17 13:33

    We have all heard of Aunt Annie's Pretzels but you will never walk by one and look at it the same after reading this book. Anne Beiler really exposes herself to the reader. With all the challenges she faced her faith never waivers...a true inspiration.

  • Vicki
    2019-05-20 11:27

    This was a very easy read about the life of AnneBeiler. I appreciated the author's transparency in recounting her triumphs and tragedies.

  • Jim
    2019-05-25 15:30

    a bit confusing because of all the time jumps.

  • Karen
    2019-05-08 08:37

    I liked the concept though I had some unanswered questions and I hate that with a biography. The style of writing at times made me desperate to keep reading (jumped around a lot).

  • Stephanie
    2019-05-17 15:45

    Personal story of the founder of Auntie Anne's including loss, depression and abuse. Ultimately, it is the story of family and forgiveness, as well as they story of a remarkable business.

  • Marie
    2019-05-18 09:33

    I left the book in a motel when traveling and didn't get to finish it...but a great story.

  • Carolyn
    2019-05-21 11:33

    Suprising and hearbreaking.

  • Valerie Meyers
    2019-05-16 10:37

    This story left me sad. Though it is a testimony of grace and forgiveness, it rings with the sirens of the deception and entrapment of sin--the destruction to family, marriage, and self. I don't think Auntie Anne went after success, just as she didn't go after the healing from the loss of her child. But, I think, God provided both. Accountability remains individual.