Twist of Faith:

The Story of Anne Beiler, Founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels


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 pretzel franchise.

It was a short distance from Anne Beiler’s little town in the heart of Amish 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.”

Auntie Anne: My Story


A storybook biography which highlights the life of an Amish-Mennonite girl from Lancaster Country PA who later becomes the Queen of pretzel franchising.

Think No Evil

Inside the Story of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting and Beyond


An insider’s look into the events surrounding the nickel mines Amish schoolhouse shootings—told by the counselor who was called upon to come to the farmhouse where the families met on that fateful day.

On October 2, 2006, Charles Roberts, a local milk tank truck driver, bound and shot ten young girls in an Amish schoolhouse before committing suicide. n the aftermath of the massacre, the Amish community shunned the media. But they requested that Amish raised counselor Jonas Beiler come to the scene to offer his moral and spiritual support.

In Think No Evil, Beiler offers his first-person account of the events, as well as of those who were closest to the scene. Beiler poignantly describes the Amish families’ responses to this horrific violence as they reached out to the shocked family members of the killer, offering unconditional forgiveness. The book follows the ongoing story of this gentle community having faith in God’s design, of truly demonstrating Christian values, of responding with resilient love in the face of evil, of demolishing the scene of the murders and rebuilding the schoolhouse, and of determining to move forward in living out their faith in peace.


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