“It’s often said that you can’t argue someone into the kingdom of God. True—but you can’t love them into the kingdom either. Faith is ultimately the gift of the Holy Spirit. But in showing that there are excellent reasons for Christian belief, we can lead unbelievers to a place where they may be more open to the Spirit’s work.”
Quoted in Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists (p. 131) by Sean McDowell & Jonathan Morrow.