I'm sorry if this topic has been covered before, I searched around the forum but I couldn't find a thread about it anywhere. I would like to hear some of your opinions on the inclusion of the apocryphal books in the Old Testament. Typically I have always used bibles that had them, either integrated or in a separate section. Unfortunately I have found that, for whatever reason, the quality of bibles with the apocrypha tends to be very poor. On the other hand, I have seen many impressive bibles that did not contain those books, but I have avoided them. So what are some of your thoughts? Do they need to be included? Are bibles without them "gutted"? For the Anglo-Catholics, of which I identify most, can someone practice an Anglo-Catholic style of faith and use a 66 book bible?