Only For Now

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You can't fake Real. Before Rocky, before the Karate Kid, even before the term "kung fu" was in the lexicon, 17-year-old Stephen Rinaldi faced Goliath-like forces.

Only for Now is a fast-paced action-adventure. Told by his student and friend, Lenny Greenman, Only for Now is the story of how one individual stood tall in a world that tried to "kick him in another direction." Great enemies help forge great tales of daring. Amidst the divorce of his parents, the ridicule of back ...

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Overview

You can't fake Real. Before Rocky, before the Karate Kid, even before the term "kung fu" was in the lexicon, 17-year-old Stephen Rinaldi faced Goliath-like forces.

Only for Now is a fast-paced action-adventure. Told by his student and friend, Lenny Greenman, Only for Now is the story of how one individual stood tall in a world that tried to "kick him in another direction." Great enemies help forge great tales of daring. Amidst the divorce of his parents, the ridicule of back stabbing people who once called him a friend and the end of his first love, Stephen Rinaldi leaves for his first year of college. Highly skilled in the Chinese martial art, he inadvertently challenges another martial art teacher and school on campus. His life goes into the balance. Will love, friendship and hope prevail despite all the slaps in the face?

In Only for Now, one person collides with the forces of darkness. He faces formidable foes, inside and out, and literally goes "under cover"... but in the end Rinaldi emerges as a real-to-life Hero. Life is short, but very wide. Only for Now is a testament to those who believe that growing up need not mean "giving in."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595136612
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Timestorm 1
Only for Now 4
Segue 7
September 1975 9
Lesson Number Two 18
Room 407 24
First Week 27
Steve Meets Yang 31
Soul Searching 44
Tests on the Weekend 50
Monday at Seven 56
The Will to Fight 66
November 1975 73
Pre-Tournament 76
Tournament 77
Post-Tournament 87
Movement II 93
The Mask 93
December 1975 96
Hope 102
December 1975 111
The Eve of 23 December 1975 115
Con Moto, Segue 120
Training to Destroy 125
Before the Storm 129
The Man in the Mask 138
May 1976 147
Mask of the Night 151
The Destruction 155
Only for Now 169
Movement III 173
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2004

    The Man in the Boy becomes the Boy in the Man.

    I'm on my third reading of this wonderful book. Watching the main character as he battles the evil forces around him leads me to my own introspection. The Boy has the Man inside and the Man has the Boy inside. There is no Time where the Soul is concerned, says a Chinese proverb, and this is made evident even in our own lives. Truly a great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2003

    This is how it should be..

    This is perhaps one of the best books I've yet to read. This book has it all and to belive that is all happened and when you know Steve its just amazing! The book had me trying to read faster and faster because of all the suspense and I couldn't even bare to wait to see what happened. Your heart gets tossed and turned at such an amazing story. These kinds of books are the ones I wish I had read in high school!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2003

    Touching

    I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a story of truth and devotion. Its turns and twists will keep your body at the edge of its seat and your heart in the hands of the main character. And for anyone who has had the pleasure of knowing Stephen Melillo, it will just mean that much more. Thank you, Steve, for sharing your heart and story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2002

    Relative to us all...

    This tale is truly wonderful. I believe that any individual on the pursuit of rhyme and reason in this reality, would be touched at how simply relative this story is to their life, to all of out lives. I will have finished it tomorrow, though I do plan to revisit quite soon. Thank you once again, old friend. Peace. -Che Peace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2002

    A book that must be read by everyone

    This book is by far greater than any other book I have ever read. It shows how a single person can make their life better and have a major impact on the people around him. Once you start reading, you won't be able to put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2001

    Only for Now - Always Now

    Only for Now is about a turbulent time in a young man's life... His message, I believe, is Always Now. It's about turning the other cheek. It's about David vs. Goliath. It's about doing the absolute right thing - always now. Highly Recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2001

    Strong Message

    This is a wonderful book for young people.. and anybody who wants their faith restored. There are many strong messages, all offered in an engaging way. The writing style makes it a fast read. You don't want to put the story down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2001

    Only for Now

    Wow! What a read. All I can say is, it should be made into a motion picture, and I hope to do that one day. It's a great story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2001

    Only for Now

    I read and then reread this book in one sitting. There's something in it that resonates with people. It sure rang a bell inside of me. I recommend it highly.

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