In the ancient port of Pompeii in the year AD79, among those who fled from the torrents of lava erupting from Mount Vesuvius was a woman who sought to save not only her own life, but also her valuable jewels. With her hands full of rings, bracelets, necklaces, chains and other treasures she was overwhelmed by the rain of ashes from the volcano, and died. In the course of modern building operations outside the area of the buried city her petrified body was unearthed in a sea of jewels. She lost her life to save her treasure.
Nicky Gumbel, The Jesus Lifestyle, 2010, London: Alpha International, p.174