The following are some reading recommendations to deepen your understanding of the Franciscan life.
New American Bible - Revised Edition (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order: With a Catechism and Instructions - Ramos, Baldonado, Grant
To Live As Francis Lived: A Guide for Secular Franciscans - Foley, Weigel, Normile
The Franciscan Journey, Embracing the Franciscan Vision – Lester Bach, OFM Cap
Franciscan Prayer - Ilia Delio
Deus Caritas Est - Encyclical Letter, Benedict XVI