Ps Doug Batchelor in his book Who Do You Think You Are? (p. 88) shares the following insight regarding good works and (true) conversion.
We can’t make the miracle of conversion happen by doing good works, but it won’t come if we feed on what the world has for us to consume. We can provide an inviting environment for the Spirit by what we choose to read, watch, and talk about. Conversion happens with the renewing of our minds, which the Holy Spirit makes possible so we can “prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2 KJV)