“Reason and faith therefore function in a complementary fashion. While reason in and of itself— apart from God’s special grace— cannot cause faith, the use of reason is normally a part of a person’s coming to faith and supports faith in innumerable ways. Faith is foundational to reason, and reason can evaluate or confirm faith.”
Samples, Kenneth Richard (2007-09-01). World of Difference, A (Reasons to Believe): Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Worldview Test (Kindle Locations 1491-1493). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.