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Thomas Nelson Twist of Faith: The Story of Anne Beiler, Founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels

With only an 8th grade Amish education Anne Beiler founded Auntie Anne's Pretzels and built the business from her father's farm stand to hundreds of franchises in malls across the U.S. In Twist of Faith she shares the story of Auntie Anne's and the story behind the scenes of her personal struggles with depression, the rigors of building a business and the death of her daughter. Twist of Faith is an inspiring look at the life of a woman who followed God's calling and created the world's largest mall-based pretzel franchise.
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Review 1 for Twist of Faith: The Story of Anne Beiler, Founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels
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Healing of depression & faith!

Date:October 21, 2010
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Nedra Butler
Location:Ohio
Age:55-65
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The Beiler's story has so much to draw from! For me, it was so clear how deep depression can be present for decades stemming from our tragic losses. Then how it can be buried or masked to live a productive life on the surface- while the various family members act out that depressed state in so many ways until dealt with in a healthier way to heal, God's way. But God still is beside us to carry us to healing, never leaving & blessing us.
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Review 2 for Twist of Faith: The Story of Anne Beiler, Founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels
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Date:November 20, 2008
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Deena Peterson
"Twist of Faith" chronicles so much more than Anne's journey of pretzel making and franchising. This courageous woman of God bares her soul in such a transparent way that you end up aching for her as you read the story.From the tragic loss of her daughter at such a young age through the abuse suffered at the hands of someone she should have been able to trust, Anne shares every detail. Her battles with depression, working round the clock to escape her own emotional pain, and the results that appeared in her other daughters and her family--all of it shared in this memoir.In the midst of it all we read of the astonishing success of her pretzels and how they are rapidly growing famous, world wide. I've been to Auntie Anne's four times since my discovery three weeks ago...and I can guarantee you they are every bit as good as described in this book!Yet success does not come without costs, and Anne is very candid about her journey as a small business owner to a multi-million dollar corporate CEO...and the toll it took on her along the way. Some might say she has little to complain about--successful and set financially for life, right?But all is not as it seems on the outside. Ever see a sister or brother in Christ and envy the life they appear to be living? Don't do that--we carry private hurts and pain that we are experts as masquerading. Trust me--I've been told by many that I lived a charmed life------maybe on the outside. Only God and I see on the inside. No one gets out without scars...not even Jesus.I encourage you to hunt down this amazingly candid biography. The past/present shifts in perspective are a bit choppy, and you will have to really hang in there at some points in the story, but overall it is a good and insightful read.
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Date:November 5, 2008
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Joyce La Rue
The book shows the Mercy of God and her husband who stood by her in her struggles of life. And, Auntie Anne's Pretzels are simply THE BEST!!
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Date:April 24, 2008
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Sharon Renninger
This is a very good story but I do not like the way it is written. Instead of starting at the beginning of the story and going all the way through it flip flops back and forth.One thing I found interesting is how a small farm market stand could start out so small and grow to the business it did.
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