I looked over this answer Why isn't the book of the Maccabees part of the Jewish canon?, but I had further questions.
I understand why its non canonical, i think its easier to understand when an item is non-holy-spirit-inspired by how the writer puts the hero(s). If the hero(s) are put without fault, then usually its a sure sign that its out of canon. (There are VERY few characters in the Jewish canon that do not have any faults.)
But II Maccabees has stories of God interacting with his people: The flogging in the temple, the horsemen leading battle charges, and what sounds like another Jericho incident. I thought God was silent after Malachi. But this does not sound silent! Can someone explain? My pastor said he does not have time to read and learn the Apocrypha as the Bible is already to much for the time given to answer my questions :) So clearly the Stack Exchange crowd shall help be my answer.