If you are not into reading the Bible or the Tanaach, try reading the 'Left Behind' series of books. The series is a nine or ten book fictional account of what the end times will be like from the viewpoint of an airplane pilot. There are many reference to the various prophecies in the Bible but they are constructed in a timeline that is not jumbled as it is in the Scriptures. It is a good leisurely read--not quite an epic like the Odessey, but close.
U.S., allies conduct 1 air strike in Syria and 11 in Iraq against ISIS militants (Reuters)
from the article: Dreaming of the Third Temple in a conflicted Land of Israel