I thought this was an interesting interview with philosopher Jacob Needleman about he found God out of atheism through being forced to teach a course on the History of Western Religious Thought, as he describes:
“….it forced me to read and prepare myself, and I couldn’t believe how superficial my understanding of religion had been, even with a liberal education from the best universities. I discovered things about religion; I couldn’t believe how good, how interesting, how profound—and how distorted it had become, how shallow it had become. So more and more I got deeply interested in religion because I had to teach it. And then I got personally interested in my own personal, spiritual search which I started to undertake.”
It is not an easy read, but I enjoyed it and think it is worth the effort – so hopefully you will do as well.