The Daddy Gap

by Matt Haviland & Dawn Walker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/7/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490849973
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490849966
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781490849959

About the Book

Upon hearing the news that his father has gone to jail, a six-year-old boy poses the question of this generation:

“Who’s going to take my Dad’s place?”

The Daddy Gap takes an uncensored look at the distress so many fatherless families are in and provides desperately needed answers about how God responds to this question and how the Church should as well. Dawn Walker and Matt Haviland build a compelling case that not only are single parent families the “widows and orphans” of this generation, but that it is the Church, not the government, that should be responsible to care for them.

Drawing from their own journeys as single parents, Dawn and Matt give heartfelt encouragement to these often marginalized families by sharing how God really sees them, loves them, and wants to heal and restore them. Full of rich insights and lavish grace, they also offer some hard truths about what redemption and restoration really require. Most importantly, they clear a path to help all wounded sons and daughters discover the Father they’ve always wanted and who has always wanted them.

About the Author

Dawn Walker is the founder and director of Single Parent Missions and author of Hope Notes, daily encouragements for single parents read by subscribers worldwide. Dawn has been a speaker at single mom’s conferences in several states, including Survive N Thrive and Overflow, and is passionate about obeying the call to “go and make disciples” near and far. Dawn’s home base is Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she lives with her son Ethan and refuels with Italian food, football games and retreats to the beach. To find out more, visit

Matt Haviland is the founder and president of A Father’s Walk, a ministry dedicated to keeping single dads engaged in the lives of their children. Matt is the author of A Father’s Walk: A Christian-Based Resource for Single Fathers and the cofounder of the Grand Rapids Single Parenting Expo. He lives in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan and is a single father to a beautiful and amazing daughter. In his free time (if there ever is any), Matt enjoys working out, golf, and almost all outdoor recreation. For more information, please visit