“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” goes one of the most popular stories in the world. This story has helped a lot of people find faith and happiness but has also helped unleash wars. Some people don’t believe in this story, others know it is not true but choose to believe in it, whilst others steadfastly cling to its literal meaning.
Not sure I'd credit a story for bringing about faith in people. Too reductionist and not realistic given how ambivalent and critical most folks are. More likely than not is the opposite. Faith chases people down - overwhelming evidence everywhere. I.e., perfectly functioning systems in the physical, chemical, and biological world don't just come about by accident and randomness - there is underlying intelligence. I'd recommend C.S. Lewis' books if you are looking for greating writing on this topic. Mere Christianity is one of my favorites and totally opened my mind on this subject.