A much-needed reminder about what it means to be truly human in a world where people feel increasingly disconnected from each other and from God, by the popular author of Enter Wild.

“Carlos has created an antidote to what ails us.”—New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff


These are crazy times, people. We are more agitated than ever. We’re fighting. Wrestling with big issues. Less connected than ever to one another and to God. It’s a perfect storm: debilitating anxiety, crashing relationships, and forgetting what it feels like to, well, be human.

In How to Human, author, speaker, and social-media personality Carlos Whittaker offers a fresh vision for becoming the best versions of ourselves. We can refuse to let disagreements define us. We can say no to becoming upset, rage-filled humans and say yes to fuller, happier lives. It begins as we make the shift from “me” to “we” to “everybody” in a three-part journey to be human, see fellow humans, and free those around us.

You’ll think, laugh, and be inspired by this practical guide, which reveals how to help others, how to hope fiercely, and how to experience the thrill of being fully human. Carlos describes a radical path of love—one that requires us to become builders rather than demolitionists. One that gets personal. One that moves toward others in faith rather than away in fear. One that, when times get crazy, is willing to get crazier (in a good way). One that understands the big joy of how to human.
“Did politicians make us all forget how to human? Should we point the finger at social media? Is the economy to blame? I’m not sure. But I am certain that Carlos has created an antidote to what ails us. Clear, hopeful, and full of truth, he has once again charted a path to a better world.”—Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking

“Wherever Carlos appears, whether on social media, in his books, or in person as a friend, he shows us how to be a good human. Now we have his stories and God-given heart for humanity in How to Human, and I couldn’t be more excited. Carlos continually reminds me that while there’s so much suffering in this life, there’s so much goodness too. He helps us see the people around us, remembering that everyday moments are something sacred. Carlos lives like Jesus and reflects our Savior as He deals hope to a world that desperately needs it. This book is for anyone who wants that too—it’s a must-read!”—Lysa TerKeurst, #1 New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

“Carlos lives it first, writes it second. This is one of his superpowers. He faces life’s challenges head on and then invites us to do the same. How To Human is inspiring, challenging, inviting, and hopeful. This is the book we need right now.”—Annie F. Downs, New York Times bestselling author of That Sounds Fun

“Carlos exemplifies how to see people, love people, and make people feel truly alive, with simplicity and pure kindness. If the media and your endless scrolling have you feeling weary, divided, and left with less hope in humanity, let Carlos show you these simple yet profound steps to strengthening your own soul so you can love others well and infuse your world with hope. How to Human will give you the tools you need to take the first small yet significant step into radical kindness and becoming who you were created to be.”—Levi Lusko, author of The Marriage Devotional: 52 Days to Strengthen the Soul of Your Marriage

“In a world full of chaos, division, confusion, pain, and suffering, Carlos has given us a gift of hope in How to Human. This book is down-to-earth, raw, vulnerable, hilarious, and timely. If we apply the wisdom contained in these pages, we will find the purpose, love, hope, joy, compassion, and peace we all long for.”—Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women