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.
In today's world where gender roles have been all but obliterated, we seem to think this is something new. Frankly, this all started back in the Garden of Eden.
The Last Wedding
Apparently, the job was a little too big for Adam to handle all by himself. God says, “I will make a helper suitable for him.” It’s starting to sound a little like God had this all planned out ahead of time. I’m sure He knew the job was too big for Adam before he hired him. I suppose that makes sense. I can’t picture the Lord of the Universe just winging it.
So Adam gets his perfect helper. Here’s the interesting thing about the helper part. I could be wrong, but I don’t think Eve is ever referred to as his helper again. It might be my imagination, but it seems like she’s awfully quick to take the lead. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Maybe Adam was happy to sit back and get out of the way. If it was anything like my marriage, the latter is probably the case.
At any rate, we now have the first wedding. At least we have the first marriage. I’m quite sure marital bliss ensued. They had all they could eat, they were naked, and they were “one flesh.” Or as King James liked to say, they “knew” one another. Not only that, they weren’t ashamed. On top of everything else, they had steady employment. Eternal bliss was the only possibility. Awesome!