The Good Thief

Ian Caldwell

is a writer living in northern Virginia. He’s the author of several novels, including The Fifth Gospel and The Rule of Four, which spent 49 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was translated into 35 languages.

Matt Welsh of Australia during a feature shoot at Somerset College Pool May 7, 2004 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
April 17th, 2017

After a competitive swimmer calls it quits, he finds solace Greek epics and the Gospel of Matthew. And, by his two young sons, he finds his way back into the water again.