PERETTI NOVEL SEEKS TO INOCULATE TEENS AGAINST RELATIVISM

This Halloween week, after several arrests in the sniper shootings, a book called "Nightmare Academy" may seem appropriate. Christian author Frank Peretti says his new novel shows young people what happens to a society where truth is relative and there's no right or wrong. "Nightmare Academy" is youth fiction, but Peretti says it conveys a message which many adults don't grasp -- that beliefs have consequences. He hopes young people who read it will be better prepared to counter relativistic ideas that otherwise may lead them into drugs, crime and despair.