Apocrypha means hidden/secret.
The original King James 1611 version and all Bibles included the Apocrypha, prior to the 1700′s. The protestant church had it removed to keep our people in the dark.
Many people are unfamiliar with the books of the Apocrypha but are now beginning to appreciate the necessity of these writings. Those already familiar with the Apocrypha may want this single slim volume to supplement a Bible that does not contain them.