Not just stories. Real people, real events, real places, real physical evidence left behind.
Thousands of years later, discoveries continue to take place that confirm aspects of the narrative.
Is this alone enough to convince someone to have faith? No way, and there are many who believe in the bible as a guide in their archaeological treasure hunts that show this by not believing the gospel. This does, however, add to the bigger picture that builds evidence, authenticity, and leads to greater trust in the bible.
Some useful links for further exploration (vague pun intended!)