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Twelve-time award winner, Philip Yancey writes in Rumors of Another World:

"Those who believe only in the visible world have a single proving ground of worth, and for this reason they celebrate beauty, success, wealth, talent and the values on prominent display at the magazine rack. The winners who excel get an ample reward in our celebrity culture.

"All too often, the attractions of the visible world simply overwhelm those of the invisible. Three centuries after Jesus, when the church had already spread throughout the Roman Empire, John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople (407 A.D.) complained, 'We admire wealth equally with them [non-Christians], and even more. We have the same horror of death, the same dread of poverty, the same impatience of disease; we are equally fond of glory and of rule. How can they believe?'"

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