Antonious, congratulations! Very happy for you. Just like in your case, it took me a while to come to Church. I did a lot of reading on philosophy, mystic philosophy, studied Holy Fathers, read books about our Saints. One of the most convincing was the book by Surskiy I.K. Holy father Ioann of Kronstadt
I felt personal connection, partially because my father comes from the same area of Russia, its mesmerizing Northern land. They have a very special way of speaking Russian (beautiful, soft, respectful, dignified....obviously I am a fan) This book is not translated into English yet. If it does, I will let this forum know! Very inspiring.
You might enjoy Alexei Ilyich Osipov. Search for Truth on the Path of Reason.
He writes to thinkers about FAITH. I wish I could open my heart and fall into Faith but some people are not wired this way. I need to know what I believe. And why. Otherwise I am not sincere and even the smallest doubts corrode true believes. As the Apostle Peter writes, You should be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear
(1 Pet. 3:15).
If you scroll down this page http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/32715.htm
, you will find three links to three chapters (for immediate reading online) I have a feeling, you will appreciate his line of thought.
(agreed on Schaeffer!)
Besides knowing, it is even more important to practice our Faith. I know, sounds like a cliche, but some of us do get carried away by intellectualizing vs practicing (lent, prayers, good deeds, humility)
I wish you the very best experiences of your lifetime! And Happy New Year!