This is not another book about marriage. The market is flooded with those. The Last Wedding is a Biblical overview of the importance of weddings throughout Scripture. The author takes a humorous, but important look at why weddings are highlighted in the Bible and what they mean for us today. This is what they don't tell you when you get married. Even if you're single, The Last Wedding is one you'll want to know about.
Dave Zuchelli is a man of extremes. He laughs until he cries (or worse). He rides a Harley. He loves with a passion, and he preaches like there's no tomorrow. So it's no surprise that he's written a book about some of the most intimate moments of a person's life.
Dave holds degrees from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He currently resides in Ashburn, VA and is the pastor of a small congregation l in nearby Great Falls.
He's married to a wonderful young woman named Denise, and between them they have four children and several grandchildren. We know she's wonderful because he says she has to be in order to put up with him.
For the past twenty years, he has been a tent maker in the tradition of the Apostle Paul (although he says the comparison undoubtedly stops there). He recently retired from his day job to spend more time preaching, teaching and writing.
If you'd like to know a little more, please check out his website, LiquidStatue.com. Dave is available to speak at your event and may be reached through the contact page of this site.
A lot of Genesis, like many other things, is left to the imagination. What did Adam and Eve look like? How long did they roam the fields of Eden? Did they have campfires? Did they even know what a fire was?
Imagination is a good thing. Like all good things, however, it can be overdone. Most people don't know the basic story of our first parents because they've imagined all sorts of things over the years (or they've listened to other people's imaginings).
Instead of merely imagining about the story of the fall, we should probably ask questions of the text. Not all of them will get answered, but it helps us to think through what we actually know. That's what I've tried to do with The Last Wedding--ask questions and inspire others to ask questions as well.
The Last Wedding
If you will recall, we left Adam all alone in the garden to “work” it (whatever that means). This “job,” like many other things in this story, is not detailed in Scripture. There is no job description at all. There is, however, one great perk. In verse sixteen, immediately after God puts Adam into the garden to work it, He tells him he can have all he wants to eat (with one slight limitation—but we’ll get to that later).
That would be like working in Morton’s Steakhouse and getting to eat all the free surf and turf you could handle. I was going to say MacDonald’s, but this is Eden after all (my apologies to Ray Kroc). So, even though it’s a job, it’s apparently the perfect job. Any guy, particularly the first guy, would be happy with that.