Four Last Things

A Catechetical Guide to Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell

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Few things in this earthly life are absolutely certain, but the most undebatable of these is death. Every person, even the atheist, will admit that death is certain. Death, however, is not the last event in this life of ours. Immediately after death, we shall be judged and then again on the Day of Judgment when all humanity will know us for what we are.

Too often the reality of Heaven and salvation are highlighted at the expense of the Church's teachings on Death, Judgment, Purgatory, and Hell. Yet, these important doctrines of the Church hold the truths of salvation — truths that can lead us to Heaven or can pull us away from it.

In these pages, Fr. Wade Menezes, EWTN television host and Assistant General of the Fathers of Mercy, shows us that God has not called us to His wrath, but to salvation. He shows us that Heaven and Hell, salvation and damnation, eternal life and eternal punishment are all complementary doctrines. They need each other to be complete and we must understand the Church's teachings on all of these doctrines in order to have a balanced view of the world.

Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell these are the Four Last Things toward which we are moving each hour of the day and night. Read this book, and you'll have a firm grasp of one of the most important doctrines of Holy Mother Church that holds the truths of Heaven and our own salvation.

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"No one will escape death, but all will benefit immensely in preparing for it by reading and meditating on the messages of Father Menezes’ excellent book."

Most Rev. Robert J. Baker, S.T.D.
Bishop of Birmingham, AL
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"Fr. Menezes urges us to live this life with the love of God and neighbor that prepares us for eternal life of love, and to avoid all hatred, that would only prepare us for the isolating hatred in hell."

Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ
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"With skill and precision, Fr. Menezes weaves together Sacred Scripture, Church teaching, and the wisdom of the saints to encourage us to strive for the ultimate prize – life on high in Christ Jesus for all eternity. Concise and straightforward, this book filled me with hope and joyful anticipation of what is to come! May it do the same for you!"

Johnnette S. Benkovic
EWTN Host and Author, Founder and Director of Women of Grace®
Fr. Frank Pavone photo

"In his new book, Fr. Wade Menezes helps us focus on where life's journey takes us all, and he does it in a way that shows us what ‘new evangelization’ means. He takes the timeless truths of the faith and presents them in a new, joyful, fresh way that spurs us to accept the gift of salvation!"

Fr. Frank Pavone
Priests for Life
  • Pages: 128
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-68278-042-8
  • Product Code: Q80428
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: August 14, 2017
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This book is well written, easy to read and understand. Father Wade's book should be read by any Christian, Catholics especially to help prepare now for you eternal life.
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Must read to get you thinking about things other than this world and the transient shiny objects it promises. You came into this world without anything and you will leave the same way. What if you aren't prepared spiritually? This book makes it easy to get on the right path with some practical advice.
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Easy to read. I was able to finish in just a few days. I would say that I was surprised the book was so short and I would have liked a little more history into some of the thought processes that went into the CCC. But I understand it was more of an intro into the topic. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.
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