In the course of our life we take lots of exams and, in general, they are quite important. But even if we fail to pass, it often doesn’t make much difference. It isn’t the end of the world. But there is one exam we are all going to take that is the end of the world – for us, at least. That exam is the examination of our life before God in the judgment when we die, our final exam and the most important one we will ever take. We cannot afford to fail this one. The purpose of this book is to help you prepare for that exam. It shows you by what standard God is going to judge you, and how to live so that so that you can pass the exam and receive a rich reward, both here and hereafter.
John Flader has a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Harvard and a Doctorate in Canon Law from the University of Navarre, Spain. Since 1968 he has been in Australia, working with students at the University of New South Wales, the University of Tasmania, RMIT University, and various schools in Sydney.
“We’ve all taken tests before, whether we were ready or not. Nobody who reads this book will be unprepared for the one test that matters most, the ultimate final exam that will determine how we spend eternity. We will all be judged. In The Final Exam Dr Flader explains not only why that judgment is fitting and necessary, but also why it’s good. The perfect sequel to Dying to Live — highly recommended.”
Scott Hahn PhD,
Founder and President, St Paul Center, Scanlan Professor of Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville
“You do not need to be a Catholic or even a Christian to find The Final Exam instructive. It’s an account of the judgment at the end of life which has something in it for both believers and nonbelievers. For the idea of preparing for the judgment is not only a matter of living so as to please God – it is also the idea of living life to the full! I recommend this short account of the way Christian teachings complement the best of secular convictions.”
Dr Bernadette Tobin AO, GCSG,
Director, Plunkett Centre for Ethics, Australian Catholic University, St Vincent’s Health Network & Calvary Healthcare