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.
There's a mysterious sense of "calling" about one's home. Even if you've left there because you really wanted to get out, sooner or later the pull to return arises in your soul. For Adam and Eve (who probably never wanted to leave home) that pull to return must have eaten at them day in and day out. Every little glimmer of hope they had must have taken them back in their minds to that wonderful place we call Eden.
The Last Wedding
As far as I’m concerned, no one could live in the joy and tranquility that must have been Eden and not want to go back. Every waking moment (and probably many slumbering ones) must have been spent by Adam and Eve in an attempt to get back home. They were probably more homesick than anyone since then has ever experienced. The problem was, of course, Eden was no longer home. I wonder if that’s where the old saying stems from—“you can never go home.” It certainly fits the circumstances.
Here is one of the best lessons that can be found in Genesis. Even in their darkest hours, the Lord always gave them a glimmer of hope and light. When they were naked and ashamed, God covered them with animal skin (a foreshadowing of things to come). In the midst of all the curses on the earth and its contents, God said to the serpent, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” A lot can be said about this, but for now let’s just say that Eve (the mother of all living—Genesis 3:20) was going to have a child that would end the curse. That child was their glimmer.