Twist of Faith: The Story of Anne Beiler, Founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels - eBook  -     By: Anne Beiler
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Twist of Faith: The Story of Anne Beiler, Founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels - eBook

Thomas Nelson / 2010 / ePub

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Author Anne Beiler, the founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels, shares her story of faith and forgiveness in this inspiring story of how she built a successful business. From an 8th-grade Amish education to the founder of the world's largest mall-based pretzel franchise, Anne's story is a definite testimony to the faithfulness of God.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781418568412
ISBN-13: 9781418568412
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Publisher's Description

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 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.

Publisher's Weekly

At first glance, this spiritual autobiography might appear to be another of those rags-to-riches memoirs that retired business owners love to write. Happily, Beiler puts an unusual "twist" on her story, interweaving the chronicle of her business's startup and phenomenal growth (farmer's market stand in 1988, 700 domestic and 119 foreign locations 15 years later) with a candid personal account of bereavement, abuse and adultery; family and workplace struggles; and extended periods of grief and depression. Sometimes the chronological leapfrogging can be confusing—are we in Texas now, or Pennsylvania? and what year is it again?—but often insights from one time period illuminate struggles from another as Beiler alternates between incredible naïveté, especially about predatory males, and sharp-eyed business savvy. Money does play an important role: "I see God giving you things you wouldn't believe," a friend predicts. "I see houses, I see land, I see cars…." Yet Beiler's first priority is philanthropy, not accumulation. Religious readers will appreciate not only her generosity but also her inspirational accounts of prophecies, answered prayers and, above all, forgiveness. (Mar.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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