This book is basically a rehashing and condensation of Froom's massive book "The Conditionalist Faith of Our Fathers" 1965/66. Fudge's book is admittedly the best one volume book in defense of conditionalism and annihilationism for the average reader. Even better than "Immortality or Resurrection?" by S. Bacchiochhi. However, like other books that promote this perspective, it doesn't directly deal/grapple/interact with the defenses of the traditional position that have been around for years and years. I'm now a "traditionalist" who used to hold to the view that Fudge's book attempts to defend, but after studying the issues from ALL perspectives I was forced to hold to the traditional understanding of Eternal Punishment (enduring torment) if I was going to be faithful to what the Scriptures ACTUALLY teach about hell and not what my preconceived notions would tell me "must be what the Bible has to mean". Our emotions can get in the way of exegesis and so we have to guard ourselves from interpreting the Bible from our own prejudices. If you really want to know the Biblical teaching on the subject of hell, I recommend that you do the research and get this book along with S. Bacchiocchi's and L. Froom's (if you can find this one) books and compare them with that champion the traditional view.
Master the the positions on all sides, and I'm confident that by prayer and diligent study you will end up convinced like I am that the traditional view is correct.