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ONLY for NOW

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by Stephen Melillo
 
“He was a highly dedicated, abnormally skilled, confused and powerful boy, a trained killer who had hired himself to do a job.” Seventeen-year-old Stephen Rinaldi went into the ring. Literal and internal, it was a ring with powerful, politically connected enemies. They wanted to crush him before he had even the chance of becoming a man. No training, no

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“He was a highly dedicated, abnormally skilled, confused and powerful boy, a trained killer who had hired himself to do a job.” Seventeen-year-old Stephen Rinaldi went into the ring. Literal and internal, it was a ring with powerful, politically connected enemies. They wanted to crush him before he had even the chance of becoming a man. No training, no prayers, no prior life-experience had prepared him. Only for Now is a fast-paced action-adventure for adolescents of all ages. Told by his student and friend, Lenny Greenman, Only for Now tells how one individual took a beating in every way a person might, yet stood tall in a world that tried to “kick him in another direction.” Amidst the divorce of his parents, bitter backstabbing betrayal, the ridicule of buddies who once called him friend and the unexplained and hurtful end of his first love, Stephen leaves home for his first year of college. Exceptionally skilled in the Chinese martial art, he inadvertently challenges another karate/kung fu teacher named Yang. Yang and his school of more than 125 become Stephen’s adversaries on a distant college campus far from home. His life literally goes into the ring, a struggle inside and out, between turning the other cheek and fighting back… hard. In Only for Now, one person collides with the many people who want him gone. He faces formidable foes, inside and out, and literally goes “under cover”… but in the end, Stephen Rinaldi emerges as a real-to-life Hero. Life is short, but very wide. Only for Now is wide and stands as a lasting testament to those who believe that growing up need not mean, “giving in.”

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Anonymous
Posted April 3, 2001, 5:40 AM EST: 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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011808081
Publisher:
STORMWORKS & iUNIVERSE
Publication date:
07/04/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
186
File size:
846 KB

Meet the Author

Composer Stephen Melillo’s more than 1005 works include 3 symphonies, several concerti and over 27 hours of Music for “Ensembles of the 3rd Millennium™.” Winner of the 2009 Telly and Ava Awards for his 2005 Visualized Concert: THAT WE MIGHT LIVE, Stephen’s concert-version, Kakehashi: THAT WE MIGHT LIVE was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music. His 14 feature film scores include the Academy-Award-nominated short 12:01PM, and most recently, DWEGONS, an animated children’s feature. By word-of-mouth, Stephen’s pioneering, self-publishing entity known as STORMWORKS has gone from 0 to thousands of worldwide renderings since 1992.

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ONLY for NOW 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Musashi111 More than 1 year ago
Superb! Fast and furious, gentle and heartwarming. 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. 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago