Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving to Paris!: What Women Need to Know About Living Free From Emotional Baggage

by Anne Farnum

Genres: Christian Living, Inspirational, Women's Interest

ISBN: 9781620205396

194 pages

Price: $15.99

” . . . an invaluable read for anyone looking to truly live out adventurous faith.” -Malcolm McLoughlin
Author of The Second Lap


Everyone has baggage!

We all have something that keeps us from living fully for the Lord, but Christ wants us to give our baggage to Him so we can follow Him freely. In Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving to Paris! Anne Farnum explores the different kinds of baggage we carry. She also focuses on the baggage that King Saul hid behind and compares it to that which David left behind to run toward the giant.

Using her own personal journey during an adventurous move to Paris, Anne shares healing truths of Scripture and methods she found to help others find freedom from their baggage.

You will be inspired and refreshed as you realize you no longer have to carry your baggage either.

Available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audio.


Advance Praise for Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving to Paris!:

Anne has an engaging writing style as she weaves scripture, biblical examples, and personal experience together in her book Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving to Paris! In the process of this weaving, the reader will find themselves checking on their own baggage with a willingness to hand it over to the Master Baggage Handler, Jesus Christ, Who knows exactly what to do with all of it.
—Pastors Randy and Diane McGhee
Florence International Church
Florence, Italy

This book is a delightful read on a heavy subject, pun intended. It reminded me of all the emotional baggage I do life with and that I don’t have to travel a life time with the weight of it. It also reminded me of a statement I often say to myself and others, “You (I) can pack my bag to send me on a guilt trip but I don’t have to take the trip.” With Jesus, my yoke is easy and my burden light (Matthew 11:30).
—Jeannie Stoner
Greenville, South Carolina

Pack Your Baggage, Honey: We’re Moving to Paris! is a needed voice in the church today. Too many people are carrying their baggage from one place to another without knowing what is weighing them down. Anne uses the imagery of baggage to explore and confront past hurts, pain, and experiences in a way that helps the reader release their baggage to God.
—Tony Roos
Envision France Site Coordinator

Anne has a beautiful way of taking less familiar Scriptures to point out deep spiritual truth. She draws from them obvious and important truth we’ve not seen before, a truth that can change the way we think and act. She understands the deep fears and anxieties that hamper a woman’s spiritual growth. You will be charmed as Anne shows you how sweetly God helped her discover her own hidden baggage, to bring it into the light of God’s Word, and understand its destructiveness. Her every premise is built on the honest, healing truth of Scripture.
—Elizabeth Handford
Greenville, South Carolina

Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving to Paris! deals with the very prevalent issue of carrying emotional baggage from our past. This unhealthy focus on our baggage produces wrong emotions, wrong reactions, and wrong behavior, ultimately leading to our unhappiness! Anne shares the importance of laying aside our baggage and takes us to the Word of God by challenging individuals to experience the greatness, compassion, and love of our Heavenly Father, the grandeur of His redemption, and our response to our Savior.
—Sharon Thomas
Women’s Ministry Director, Fellowship Greenville
Greenville, South Carolina

I had the great privilege of being Anne’s first friend in France. We met via email while Anne and Tom were making a quick visit to Paris in preparation for the big move. I’d love to share what was on her heart and mind at the time . . .
“We are just beginning our search for where to live and what types of things I might get involved in so that my time here is effective for the Lord. I can tell I will most definitely be stretched in ways I can’t even imagine.”
What fun it was to watch God do that stretching in a sister who landed on French soil with a heart fixed on things above. The comforts of family, culture, and language were on the other side of the Atlantic. It was time to navigate what would feel like wilderness. She did it beautifully as His light in the City of Light. I’m so delighted she has put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to share her experience!
—Carrie Cheney

Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving to Paris! is loaded with essentials for Bible studies, book clubs, and personal journeys. It’s a well packed book that showed me the emotional baggage to leave behind and freedom to do it. This high-priority read is a treasure chest of meaningful questions, Scriptures, and stories. Here is a worthy re-read. For me I’ve found a resource book to help me to continue removing the excess emotional baggage I have strapped to my shoulders.
Thanks to Anne Farnum, I’m traveling light with grace.
—Carolyn K. Knefely
Co-founder of Christian Communicators
Founder of TeaCup Living ministries

We all have baggage! It’s a fact of life. Anne’s words are a timely reminder that regardless of our baggage or the darkness of our situation, The Holy Spirit calls us to confidently step into the plan He has for us. What sets Anne’s book apart is how she deftly weaves the narrative of her life in Paris around Scriptural truths. There were times in reading the book when I was lost in the winding Parisian backstreets and times when I paused reading to give thanks to Jesus for His truth. Pack Your Baggage, Honey, We’re Moving To Paris! is an invaluable read for anyone looking to truly live out adventurous faith.
—Malcolm McLoughlin
Author of The Second Lap


Anne Farnum grew up in a Christian home in Western and Upstate New York and gave her life to Jesus at the age of seven. She has been married for thirty-nine years to her husband, Tom, and has three grown married children and seven grandchildren. She has a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Art in Sociology/Social Work. Anne's background in education has given her a platform to teach studies to women through her church, neighborhood studies, and home studies. Anne has lived in New York, Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Paris, France. She is a member of Fellowship Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina, and attended Trinity International Church while living in Paris. Anne enjoys hunting for nuggets of truth in Scripture, writing and teaching women's Bible studies, spending time with family, painting, creating stained glass, quilting, reading, and traveling.