I am a recent believer in God (converting from atheism and agnosticism) and even more recently a Christian attending the RCIA program.
Because of my secular background I know very little about Catholicism. I would like to know what I can read that will summarize the whole of Catholic faith.
I would also appreciate assistance in recognizing that Catholic teaching is Truth. After a very long process of reading and thinking I am completely certain that God exists. Things become less certain when I consider why God needed to become man to save us. A bit less certain still when I think of Jesus Christ being the Son of God. And still less certain why a particular denomination of Christianity is right and another is wrong.
This is a very scary situation for me to be in. A lot of the time I find myself having a very strong faith, but there are times when I think about why God had to become man, and whether Jesus really was the Son of God. I find myself subconsciously influenced by my secular upbringing which was filled with very anti-God and anti-Catholic attitudes.
I need help in growing in faith. I think that if I knew Catholic teaching very well and truly understood why it has to be this way and not another, my faith would grow.
I would greatly appreciate it if an apologist guided me to good sources