'Auntie Anne's Pretzels' Founder Shares Her Story of Redemption

Auntie Anne Beiler
Auntie Anne Beiler (Facebook/Auntie Anne Beiler)

Rape. Abuse. Loss of a child. Startling success. Anne Beiler's testimony is one marked by significant pain, but joy, grace and forgiveness triumph over devastation. At 70 years old, the founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels says one of her ultimate dreams is to see her life turned into a movie.

"If Auntie Anne's wouldn't have been what it would be, I wouldn't be able to share my story," Beiler told Movieguide®. "I'm grateful for the pretzel first and then the platform, and to transition from all of the grief and pain which did happen before I was 18 is a modern-day business miracle."

Much of her testimony is chronicled in her book, The Secret Lies Within.

Beiler was raised in the Amish Mennonite tradition. After marrying her husband, Jonas, she slowly began to seek a life in the Mennonite church, and the couple eventually planted a congregation that grew out of a small group.

The couple welcomed not one, but two daughters, and their joy overflowed.

Then, in 1975, tragedy struck.

Click here to read the rest of this story from our content partners at Movieguide.®.

For more stories of redemption after abuse, listen to the podcasts included with this article.

Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Great Resources to help you excel in 2019! #1 John Eckhardt's "Prayers That..." 6-Book Bundle. Prayer helps you overcome anything life throws at you. Get a FREE Bonus with this bundle. #2 Learn to walk in the fullness of your purpose and destiny by living each day with Holy Spirit. Buy a set of Life in the Spirit, get a second set FREE.

Your Turn

Comment Guidelines
View/Add Comments
Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective