If you are not comfortable with the pretribulation premillenial viewpoint of the Left Behind series of novels, check out the new The Last Disciple series. Its written by Hank Hanegraaff from the Christian Research Institute. Its based on the preterist view of Revelation which says that Revelation was written before 70AD, that the Beast is Emperor Nero of Rome, and the Great Tribulation was actually taking place during the first century as Nero was persecuting Christians. Although there are some good points of persuasion to this viewpoint, the main problem with this is that practically no scholar, liberal or conserative, dates Revelation before 70AD. It is almost universally accepted that it was written around 95AD.
I have been frustrated to find that Methodists have basically no interpretation of eschatological events. We affirm that Christ is coming back, but that's it. Other than that, we've pretty much dismissed the pretrib premillenialists as fanatics, but offer no coherent alternative.
The more I study that Scripture and read differing viewpoints on my own, the more I'm coming into agreement with the pretrib premillenial view. I'm not sure where I'll end up, but for now, it seems the most convincing.